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The pansy shell is in fact not a shell, but the skeleton of a burrowing sea urchin that lives in ...
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Photo credit: Disa ferruginea with Table Mountain Beauty by Colin Paterson-Jones.

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Many plants employ deception to get what they want. Usually it has to do with sex – or avoiding death ...
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27 Mar 2013, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar --- Madagascar, Captive Parson's Chameleon (Calumma parsonii) flicking tongue to catch grasshopper at private reserve near Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Digital Enhancement). Photograph by Paul Souders. --- Image by © Paul Souders/Corbis

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Chameleons have super-sticky saliva that enables them to catch prey a third of their own size. Scientists recently found that ...
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Protea nitida by Anina

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The “Waboom” or Protea nitida is the only Protea species to grow into trees yielding usable timber. Generally, it is ...
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The white milkwood (Sideroxylon inerme) is a protected species in South Africa. Three specimens have been proclaimed National Monuments. One ...
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Photo credit: Lee Slabber

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The ostrich lays the largest egg of any bird, yet it is the smallest egg compared to the bird’s body ...
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Berzelia lanuginosa

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The ‘Vleikolkol’ (Berzelia lanuginosa) is a beautiful fynbos plant belonging to the family Bruniaceae. This family is endemic to the ...
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Photo credit: Photofanatics

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Our beautiful fynbos icons, the proteas, belong to the family Proteaceae. It is an ancient family that existed in the ...
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Photo of Erica hispidula showing disc-shaped stigmas (female part of the flower): www.ispotnature.org Erica species (the so-called heaths) have, over ...
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Photo of cliff lily Anina Lee It’s autumn in Hermanus, the best time to see the lovely carmine cliff lily ...
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