Far surpassing this is a myriad of plant species which is considered so unique and diverse that the Cape Floral Kingdom is recognized as one of the six floral Kingdoms in the world.
South Africa boasts 10% of the world's total flora on less than 2 % of world's terrestrial surface.
This makes South Africa one the the most unique countries in which to do research on plants.
The website presents a compilation of past and present research in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants and various projects exploring the application of plant extracts in the flavour, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries.
The various projects unequivocally confirms the abundance of opportunities which exists for natural product research in South Africa.