Cape Town Area
Broad area from Cape Town to the Cape Peninsula that includes the Cape Flats.
- Southern Africa
- South Africa
- Western Cape
- Cape Floristic Region / Kingdom
From the Latin aspera = 'rough'
Named after renowned botanist, businessman, artist and philanthropist, Harry Bolus (1834-1911) after whom the Bolus Herbarium of UCT is named. Five genera are named after him and over 100 species. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Bolus
Gk. a- = not, without; diantos = wettable, hence dry, incapable of being wetted. The fronds of ‘maiden hair’ shed water and are reputed to remain dry even in a rain-shower or when plunged into water.