Fynbos at Kirstenbosch

A random selection of Fynbos (Cape Floral Kingdom) from the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Gardens in Cape Town.

Fynbos with mountain

1. Fynbos with mountain

Flowering fynbos

2. Flowering fynbos

Flowering fynbos

3. Flowering fynbos

Flowering fynbos

4. Flowering fynbos


5. Protea


6. Flower

Proteas, I think?

7. Proteas, I think?

Flowering fynbos

8. Flowering fynbos

Fynbos flowerbed

9. Fynbos flowerbed


10. Fynbos

Fynbos flowers

11. Fynbos flowers

The fynbos gardens

12. The fynbos gardens

Fynbos flowers

13. Fynbos flowers


6 Responses to Fynbos at Kirstenbosch

  1. JennyE January 19, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    Beautiful. The protea is a Leucospermum and the ‘protea I think ‘is a Mimetes. The last one is an Erica

  2. Niall January 19, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    Hey Jenny. Thanks for the plant identification – you’re a mine of information.

  3. mol-d January 19, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    i wonder if anyone else could identify the others? would be good to know..

  4. Elephant's Eye January 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    Better put numbers on them? Third last is a buchu.

  5. JennyE January 20, 2010 at 6:29 am #

    Hi Elephant`s Eye, I dont think it is a Buchu,they usually have clusters of flowers.Could it be an Euchaetis ? I am more at home with the E .C flowers perhaps someone for W C can Id it

  6. Niall January 20, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    Hey Elephant’s Eye. Thanks for suggestion, images now numbered. Would be very interested to see if someone can confirm if 11 is buchu – I just had a cup of rooibos/buchu tea this morning 🙂

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