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IDM Cape Peninsula - Peninsula Silkypuff - Diastella divaricata divaricata

A solid black dot indicates where the species is found.

Diastella divaricata divaricata - Peninsula Silkypuff is a Peninsula endemic from Steenberg Plateau southwards to Cape Point. It has rounded leaves.

Atlassers have recorded Di diva d from all known historical localities, with the exception of the odd record from the Mowbray Golf Course. New records for Di diva d (along the Steenberg) are suggestive that this species may be increasing its distributional range given that it is so well collected elsewhere on the Peninsula.

Areas which may still be worthy of more attention for this species include Dido Valley and the north slopes of Steenberg Plateau northwest of the Ou Kaapse Weg.

We lack data for this species for especially November, but generally October to January. It is an interesting species in that it appears to have no peak flowering or growing period! More seasonal data please!

Diastella divaricata divaricata Distribution

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