Southern Africa's Cape Floral Region supports one of the most abundant plant communities on Earth. While the Cape Floral Region covers less than 0.5 percent of Africa, it is home to nearly 20 percent of the continent’s flora, including the king protea, above.

Photograph by Jonathan Blair

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Africa: Physical Geography
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Encyclopedic entry. Africa has an array of diverse ecosystems, from sandy deserts to lush rain forests.