Erica verticillata update 2022

Mainly for @Luisa
This species formerly occurred on the Cape Flats between Mowbray and Muizenberg, an area now entirely transformed due to urban expansion of the city of Cape Town. It is suspected to have gone extinct in the wild in the early part of the 20th century, with the last documented collection from the wild dating from 1908. Three restoration initiatives were conducted at three sites between 1994 and 2008. Reintroduced populations are expected to survive three fire cycles for the re-establishment to be deemed as successful. Only one subpopulations has experienced burns and recruited seedlings.
Spotted at Kirstenbosch

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