Plant species diversity in cape fynbos: Gamma and delta diversity

@article{Kruger2004PlantSD,
  title={Plant species diversity in cape fynbos: Gamma and delta diversity},
  author={Frederick John Kruger and H. C. Taylor},
  journal={Vegetatio},
  year={2004},
  volume={41},
  pages={85-93}
}
This paper reports the number of plant species on circumscribed fynbos areas (gamma diversity), ranging in size from 0.27 km2 (a site with 364 species) to 471 km2 (2351 species). The composition of the floras of four of these sites was analysed to measure delta diversity, the change in flora from one site to the next. Maximum gamma diversity values fitted a species-area curve log S=2.69+0.25 log A. Gamma diversity is apparently higher than in any of the world's biogeographic zones except… 
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