Erepsia promontorii L. Bolus

Cape Erepsia (Erepsia promontorii)

The little Cape Erepsia was known to occur at three areas on the cape Peninsula, South Africa; one was Cape Point, a cliff at the southern end of the Cape Peninsula, the other two were at the town of Hermanus and at Sea Point, today a densely populated suburban of Cape Town.

The species was last seen in 1950 and is believed to be possibly extinct, howevere, it was found growing in the so-called Hangklip Sand Fynbos, a habitat that still exists at least at Cape Point, thus there is still some hope that this species might be rediscovered some day.


edited: 09.09.2019