The influence of the Sahara and consequent desertification did not prevent Cape Verde’s flora from remaining alive and with its own species.
Indeed, there are endemic plants with rare beauty whose form was shaped by the action of a harsh natural environment.
The idiosyncrasy of the Cape Verdean people is also reflected in the flora, with special emphasis on the names assigned to plants, as they are often related to the latter’s practical application, be it the treatment of some diseases, or due to popular superstition.
The fortitude of the flora also symbolizes the people’s fortitude to adverse natural conditions.
Therefore, BANCO DE CABO VERDE chose the beautiful series of coins that are here presented and which includes the Turtle, a species that is also fighting for survival.