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Leucadendron comosum (Ridge-cone conebush)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Proteales > Family: Proteaceae > Genus: Leucadendron

Leucadendron cinereum Leucadendron cinereum

Leucadendron comosum ssp. homaeophyllum (Villiersdorp ridge-cone conebush), male (left) and female (right). Bokkop, Villiersdorp mountains, Western cape, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Leucadendron cinereum

A Banded blowfly (Chrysomya albiceps) taking nectar from a female flower of Leucadendron comosum ssp. comosum, on Ladismith Rooiberg, Western Cape, South Africa, [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]