renosterveld, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, renoster rhinoceros + veld natural vegetation.
Countryside in which rhenosterbos Elytropappus rhinocerotis is the dominant vegetation; rhenosterbosveld, see rhenosterbos sense 2.
1955 J.H. Wellington Sn Afr.: Geog. Study I. 275At the lower hyetal limit of the Sclerophyll region, a fifth subdivision can be recognized, consisting of simple open communities often dominated by a single species. Of such communities the renosterveld is the commonest example.
1980 S. Afr. Digest 24 Oct. 11It (sc. the geometric tortoise) was formerly found in a large part of the Western Cape, inhabiting low-lying areas of coastal fynbos and renosterveld.
1993 Earthyear Winter 25Renosterveld is rich in a wide variety of species but with the evergreen fine-leaved shrub renosterbush dominating.
Countryside in which rhenosterbos Elytropappus rhinocerotis is the dominant vegetation; rhenosterbosveld, see rhenosterbos2.
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