The Cape Floristic region is one of 6 floral kingdoms in the world. It is the smallest and most endangered, and for its size it is also the most diverse. Hence, why the landscape changes so regularly. It consumes 0.5% of Africa’s land mass and holds 20% of Africa's flora. 69% of its 9,000 species are endemic and of that 1,736 are identified as threatened. Most of this diversity is linked to the Fynbos Biome. It has drawn scientific interest due to its ability to adapt to fire and natural disturbances, also its pollination and nutrient cycling in nutrient poor soil.