Field Guide to Fynbos

Dr. John Manning

Showcasing the most common and showy flowers
Date Published :
December 2018
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Series :
Field Guides
Illustration :
color photographs + regional vegetation map + ±1,100 species distribution maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781775845904
Pages : 520
Dimensions : 8.25 X 5.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The southwestern Cape is home to one of the world’s richest floras. Field Guide to Fynbos covers over 1,000 species of this flora, focusing on the most common and showy flowers.

An interesting introduction unpacks various aspects of the unique flora of the region. A color-coded photographic guide to fynbos family groups is followed by descriptions of the families, giving a comprehensive overview of the flora. Species described are accompanied by a vivid photograph, distribution map, comparisons with similar species, and notes on traditional uses. The new edition of this strong-selling guide has been updated with new maps where required, latest taxonomy and some additional species.

For botanists and amateurs alike, this is an authoritative guide to South Africa’s most renowned flora.

About The Author

JOHN MANNING, a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town, has written many scientific papers and popular articles, as well as a range of southern African wild-flower guides, including the best-selling Field Guide to Fynbos. He is also widely recognized as a talented botanical illustrator and wild-flower photographer. John has received a number of awards, including the Botanical Society of South Africa Marloth Medal (2005) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal Convocation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Science, Industry and Technology (2006).

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