The Roggeveldberge — Notes on a botanically hot area on a cold corner of the southern Great Escarpment, South Africa

  title={The Roggeveldberge — Notes on a botanically hot area on a cold corner of the southern Great Escarpment, South Africa},
  author={Vincent Ralph Clark and Nigel P. Barker and Laco Mucina},
  journal={South African Journal of Botany},
Two new water beetles from the Hantamsberg, an inselberg in the Northern Cape of South Africa (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae).
Mesoceration hantam sp. nov. and Parhydraena faeni sp. nov., are described from the Hantamsberg plateau, an inselberg in the Northern Cape of South Africa. The new species are so far known only from
The Limpopo–Mpumalanga–Eswatini Escarpment—Extra-Ordinary Endemic Plant Richness and Extinction Risk in a Summer Rainfall Montane Region of Southern Africa
Climatic, edaphic, and topographic differences between mountains and surrounding lowlands result in mountains acting as terrestrial islands with high levels of endemic biota. Conservation of
Taking the scenic route – the southern Great Escarpment (South Africa) as part of the Cape to Cairo floristic highway
Background: Numerous Cape Floristic Region (CFR) clades are found in the Afromontane region of Africa, causing speculation on the source of their distribution. The southern Escarpment has been
Endemism in Vascular Plants
  • C. Hobohm
  • Environmental Science
    Plant and Vegetation
  • 2014
The book is the first comprehensive analysis of the macroecology and geobotany of endemic vascular plants with case-studies and analyses from different regions in the world and is an important basis for biologists, ecologists, geographers, planners and managers of nature reserves and national parks, and people generally interested in nature conservation and biogeography of vascular plants.
The alpine flora on inselberg summits in the Maloti–Drakensberg Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Background: Inselberg summits adjacent to the Maloti–Drakensberg escarpment occupy an alpine zone within the Drakensberg Alpine Centre (DAC). Inselbergs, the escarpment and surrounding mountains such
Range contraction to a higher elevation: the likely future of the montane vegetation in South Africa and Lesotho
Global climate change is a major challenge for the future with serious potential impacts on biodiversity. Biodiversity in mountains is particularly vulnerable as many montane species are adapted to


The vegetation of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.
The plant genus Strelitzia occurs naturally in the eastern parts of southern Africa. It comprises three arborescent species, known as wild bananas, and two acaulescent species, known as crane flowers
New species and notes on Hesperantha (Iridaceae) in southern Africa
Field studies of the sub-Saharan African and largely southern African Hesperantha conducted since 2003 have resulted in the discovery of three new species in this genus, bringing the total to 82.
A new species of Indigofera L. (Fabaceae) from the eastern Cape
New species of Iridaceae from the Hantam-Roggeveld Centre of Endemism, and the Bokkeveld, Northern Cape, South Africa
Three new species of Iridaceae are described from the Bokkeveld and Roggeveld Escarpments, including a unique, funnel-shaped, mauve to purple flowers with slender perianth tube 10-11 mm long, and unusually long filaments inserted in the lower half of the tube.
Three new species of Gladiolus (Iridaceae) from South Africa, a major range extension for G. rubellus and taxonomic notes for the genus in southern and tropical Africa.
A re-examination of the morphology suggests that series Scabridus is better placed in section Ophiolyza and a slightly revised classification of Gladiolus in southern Africa is proposed.
Patterns and characteristics of the flora of the Succulent Karoo Biome, southern Africa
Analysis of the endemic flora shows that it is not a random assemblage with regards to taxonomic affinity and growth form, and the growth form profiles of the endemics in each centre are distinctive indicating different selective forces.