Cover description: The Silver-edge Pincushion (Leucospermum patersonii) occurs on limestone soils in the Agulhas region at the southern tip of Africa. It is one of 381 taxa of Proteaceae which occur in the species-rich Fynbos Biome of the Cape Floral Kingdom. They were the focus of a 10-year atlas project ( involving over 500 amateurs on the subcontinent, who collected over 250 000 records from 65 000 localities. For over 15 years proteas have been used to guide systemic and objective conservation planning and management in the region. Photo: Justine Grantham.