Ferns are known from our cool damp forests, where water and shade are abundant. They’re certainly not as well-known as members of the Renosterveld family.
This new Drosanthemum is known as D. overbergense, distributed from the Overberg eastwards to Albertinia on the Garden Route. It was discovered almost simultaneously at two different sites, in the Overberg by the ORCT’s Dr Odette Curtis-Scott and at Riversdale by Peter Bruyns.
Botanist and specialist legume taxonomist Brian Du Preez has collaborated with colleagues Leanne Dreyer, Charles Stirton and Muthama Muasya in publishing a new revision for the genus Polhillia, representing one of the main outputs of his Masters research.