Competition and herbivory influence growth and survival of shrubs on old fields: Implications for restoration of renosterveld
Effects of habitat fragmentation on pollinator diversity and plant reproductive success in renosterveld
shrublands of South Africa.
pubescens hantam appears to be restricted to the high altitudes (>1400 m) of the Dolerite Renosterveld bioregion in the interior part of the Northern Cape Province (Hantam Plateau).
maraisi inhabits the Namaqualand Granite Renosterveld bioregion and, together with O.
Swartland, the "blackland," is named for the indigenous dark, bushlike renosterveld
vegetation that dots the tops of the sweeping hills characterizing this district (Figure 16.9).
Conservation is critical, yet the re-alignment of vineyards to sites designated for quality rather than quantity has created concerns that some of the most vulnerable natural habitat such as the renosterveld and fynbos will be targeted for vineyard expansion.
Swartland, the "blackland," is named for the indigenous dark, bush-like renosterveld vegetation that dots the tops of the sweeping hills characterizing this district (Figure 15-10).
The protected areas of the Cape Mediterranean region include, on the one hand, the Bontebok National Park with coastal renosterveld
, the basin of the Groot Swartberg, the Tsitsikamma Coast National Park, and the De Hoop Natural Reserve, which represent, if only partially, the Cape fynbos; and, on the other hand, the Storms River National Reserve (within the Tsitsikamma National Park), the Goendal Natural Area, the basin of the Groot Winterhoek, and the basin of the Hawequas, which represent areas with "false" karoo (areas formerly covered with grassland but now transformed through grazing pressures to a karroid shrubland).
Park 71 (n=1) West Well Strandveld Yzerfontein 57 (n=6) West Poorly Strandveld Silverstroomstand 49 (n=5) West Well Strandveld Near Blouberg-strand 43 (n=1) Southwest Hardly Fynbos Montagu 33 (n=1) Southern Moderately Fynbos Near Mowbray 35 (n=2) West Coast Moderately Renosterveld
Near Stellenbosch 32 (n=1) West Poorly Strandveld Strandfontein 36 (n=8) West Poorly Strandveld Muizenberg 34 (n=1) Southwest Well Fynbos Locality Conservation status Near Wallekraal Least threatened Graafwater Endangered Leopoldtville Endangered West Coast Nat.