Distribution: Endemic to Cape Town; mainly coastal, altitude 0-80m, but reaching 200m in places
Vegetation & Landscape Features: Flat to slightly undulating dune field landscape. Structurally, strandveld is a tall, evergreen, hard-leaved shrubland with abundant grasses, annual herbs and succulents in the gaps. Examples of prominent shrub species include Euclea racemosa, Metalasia muricata, Olea exasperata, Chrysanthemoides monilifera and Roepera flexuosum. Strandveld has few endemic species compared to fynbos. 100% of this vegetation type occurs within the City and 56% is transformed.
Geology & Soils: Tertiary to recent calcareous sand of marine origin. Outcrops of limestone found on the False Bay coast.
Climate: Mean Annual Rainfall 350mm in N to 560mm in S
Endemic Taxon: Lampranthus tenuifolius
Conservation: Endangered: target 24%; 6% conserved
Historical cover 401 km2
Percentage in Cape Town 100.0%
Current area in Cape Town 180.0 km2
Conserved/managed in Cape Town 64 km2
National Ecosystem Status EN: Endangered
Bank name Nedbank
Account name FYNBOSLIFE
Account number 1127617079
Branch code 198765
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