Fire fynbos

cape fire fynbos | Fire is a rebirth for the ecosystem, without which the system winds down and dies

cape fire fynbos | Fire is a rebirth for the ecosystem, without which the system winds down and dies

The fire-lilies are blooming after the fire in the Cape. Fynbos is a fire-adapted vegetation that requires regular burning for its persistence. In the absence of fire, fynbos is gradually replaced by thicket species. Image by Human Wildlife Solutions

The fire-lilies are blooming after the fire in the Cape. Fynbos is a fire-adapted vegetation that requires regular burning for its persistence. In the absence of fire, fynbos is gradually replaced by thicket species. Image by Human Wildlife Solutions

Erica Hippurus was thought to be extinct until 2011 when a post fire fynbos survey on the Paardeberg found the fire had awakened the germination of dormant seeds.

Erica Hippurus was thought to be extinct until 2011 when a post fire fynbos survey on the Paardeberg found the fire had awakened the germination of dormant seeds.

http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-37/cape-town-fire-fynbos-table-mountain-life-in-the-ashes/

http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-37/cape-town-fire-fynbos-table-mountain-life-in-the-ashes/

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Walking through the ashes of Table Mountain National Park after last week's monumental fire, I didn't expect to see it as a landscape teeming with life, and yet

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