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Protea aurea (Common shuttlecock sugarbush)

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: Protea

Protea aurea (Common shuttlecock sugarbush) Protea aurea (Common shuttlecock sugarbush)

The Potberg endemic Protea aurea ssp. potbergensis flowering in spring on Potberg, Agulhas Plain, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea aurea ssp. aurea flowering in summer in cultivation in the Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]