Further Reading

This selection of books will help to further inform the reader about the material presented in this blog, as well as increasing knowledge and awareness about South Africa’s flora. It will also help to provide further information about biodiversity, plant ecology and conservation of our internationally renowned and imperilled ecosystems. Some of the material is aimed at those with some background knowledge in the field, other publications are written to be accessible to a wider audience.

Cowling, R & Richardson, D (1995) Fynbos: South Africa’s Unique Floral Kingdom, Fernwood Press, South Africa

Dallman, P.R. (1998) Plant Life in the World’s Mediterranean Climates: California, Chile, South Africa, Australia and the Mediterranean Basin, University of California Press.

Dorrat-Haaksma, E & Linder, H.P (2012) Restios of the Fynbos, Struik Nature, Cape Town, South Africa

Esler, K.J. Milton, S.J. Dean, W.R.J. (Eds) (2010) Karoo Veld: Ecology and Management, Briza Publications, Pretoria, South Africa

Esler, K.J. Pierce, S.M. de Villiers, C (2014) Fynbos: Ecology and Management, Briza Publications, Pretoria, South Africa

Falk, D.A. Millar, C.I. & Olwell, M (Ed.) Restoring diversity: Strategies for reintroduction of endangered plants, Island Press, Washington

Fraser, M & McMahon, L (1994) Between Two Shores: Flora & Fauna of the Cape of Good Hope, David Phillip Publishers, Claremont, South Africa (Out of Print)

The Friends of Rondebosch Common, Illustrations by Betty Dwight (2008) Rondebosch Common, Published by Sibanye Print Solutions, Cape Town.

Guerrant, E.O. Havens, K & Maunder, M (Ed.) (2004) Ex-situ Plant Conservation: Supporting plant conservation in the wild, Island Press, Washington

Hamilton, A & Hamilton, P (2006) Plant Conservation: An ecosystem approach, Earthscan, London, UK

Jepson, P & Ladle, R (2010) Conservation: A Beginner’s Guide, OneWorld Publications, Glasgow, UK

Johnson, S & Bytebier, B (2015) Orchids of South Africa: A Field Guide, Struik Nature, Cape Town, South Africa

Oldfield, S (2010) Botanic Gardens: Modern-Day Arks, New Holland Publishers, London, UK

Oliver, T & Oliver I (2000) Ericas of the Cape Peninsula, Protea Atlas Project, National Botanical Institute, Cape Town

Manning, J (2007) Field Guide to Fynbos, Struik Nature, Cape Town, South Africa

Manning, J. Goldblatt, P. Snijman, D (2002) The Colour Encyclopaedia of Cape Bulbs, Timber Press, Portland, Cambridge

Marinelli, J (2004) Plant, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London, UK

Mucina, L & Rutherford, M.C (Eds.) (2006) The Vegetation of South Africa, Lesotho and SwazilandStrelitzia 19, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa

Pauw, A & Johnson, S (2002) Table Mountain: A Natural History, Fernwood Press, Vlaeberg, South Africa

Raimondo, D. Grieve, K. Helme, N. Koopman, R & Ebrahim, I (2013) Plants in Peril: 100 of South Africa’s highly threatened plant species and the people protecting them, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa

Rebelo, T with illustrations by Cora Jardine (2000) Proteas of the Cape Peninsula, Protea Atlas Project, National Botanical Institute, Cape Town

Rourke, J.P (1982) The Proteas of Southern Africa, Centaur Publishers, Johannesburg (Out of Print)

Slingsby, P. Johns, A (2009) T.P. Stokoe: The Man, the Myths and the Flowers, Baardskeerder, Muizenberg, Cape Town

Venter, E (2011) Trees of the Garden Route: Mossel Bay to Storms River, Tien Wah Press, Singapore

In addition to the above publications, joining the South African Botanical Society entitles members to receiving their quarterly journal Veld & Flora, which contains a range of excellent articles. The South African Botanical Society also publish a range of wildflower guides to the vegetation of most parts of South Africa, which are invaluable for plant identification in the field and a worthwhile investment.

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