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Plant Sciences Complex

Plant Sciences Complex

Welcome to the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

The Plant Sciences Complex (photograph by Lourens Uitenweerde, EYEscape Studios).


The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences has a long and proud tradition and is well known for its research expertise. South Africa has a very rich flora with a large variety of endemic plant species, which are adapted to flourish in diverse habitats. Therefore, South Africa is a paradise to anyone wishing to study the variety of indigenous plants, as well as their uses and lifestyles.


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