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Protea eximia (Broad-leaf 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 eximia flowering in spring in the Doringrivier Wilderness Area in the Outeniqua Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea eximia (Broad-leaf sugarbush) Protea eximia (Broad-leaf sugarbush)

Protea eximia, Swartberg Pass, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Protea eximia flowering in spring on the Swartberg Pass, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea eximia (Broad-leaf sugarbush)

Green protea beetles, Trichostetha fascicularis, gathered and feeding on a Protea eximia flowerhead in late spring in the Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]