18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
AMONG THE PINCUSHIONS: The Red Pagoda, 'Mimetes cucullatus'

The western Cape is home to the worlds most diverse floral kingdom (over 8500 different plant species). Pringle Bay is part of a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. This Floral Kingdom has 1,300 species per 10,000 square kilometres. Larger than the Amazon basin with just 400 species per 10,000 square km!

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Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Near Cape Town, South Africa
Copyright: © Eric Miller