The Plants of Lesotho

The Plants of Lesotho

with Bongani, Botanic Garden Curator, Lesotho Highlands Development Authority
Monday, August 20, 2018

Completely landlocked within South Africa, Lesotho has four distinct geographical regions: mountains, foothills, lowlands and the Orange River valley. Mountains cover two-thirds of the surface area, the highest point being 11,424 feet. This varied topography supports a tremendous diversity in the range of plants. Bongani is self-educated, and he figured out how to propagate the difficult Aloe polyphylla. The Munich Botanical Garden has recognized his work, and he has spent much time there working on their collections.