fynbos
noun Etymology: Afrikaans, from fyn fine, delicate + bos bush Date: 1936 a biome of southern coastal South Africa characterized by a diverse richness of endemic plant species (as of the heath, protea, composite, iris, and lily families), by soil that is acidic and nutrient-poor, and by a climate marked by cold wet winters and hot dry summers; also the type of vegetation characteristic of this biome

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  • Fynbos — in the Western Cape Fynbos (Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈfəinbɒs], or anglicised as /ˈfeɪnbɒs/) is the natural shrubland or heathland vegetation occurring in a small belt of the Western Cape …   Wikipedia

  • Fynbos — costera, detrás el Cabo de Buena Esperanza. El fynbos es la formación vegetal más extendida de la región del Cabo en Sudáfrica. Crece en una región donde sólo llueve en invierno y los incendios son frecuentes en verano, por lo que la vegetación… …   Wikipedia Español

  • fynbos — /fānˈbös/ (Afrikaans) noun (an area of) low shrubs ORIGIN: Afrik, from Dutch fijn fine or delicate, and bosch bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fynbos — Typische Fynbos Landschaft …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fynbos — Finbos Aires protégées de la Région florale du Cap 1 Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO La région du Cap Latitude Longitude …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fynbos — noun Vegetation unique to the Cape Floral Kingdom made up chiefly of proteaceae, restios and Ericaceae. The southern and western Cape is the home of a unique type of vegitation known as fynbos. Covering around 90 000 square kilometers of often… …   Wiktionary

  • fynbos — /ˈfɪnbɒs/ (say finbos) noun the heathland vegetation of south western South Africa, noted for its biodiversity. {Afrikaans: fine bush, with reference to the needle like leaves of many fynbos plants} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fynbos-Vegetation — Fynbos Pflanzen Protea …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fynbos y renosterveld de montaña — Ecozona: Afrotropical Bioma: Bosque mediterráneo Extensión …   Wikipedia Español

  • Fynbos y renosterveld de tierras bajas — Ecozona: Afrotropical Bioma: Bosque mediterráneo Extensión: 32.600 km2 …   Wikipedia Español

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