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Protea grandiceps (Red 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 grandiceps (Red sugarbush)

Protea grandiceps, Boosmansboos trail, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Protea grandiceps (Red sugarbush) Protea grandiceps (Red sugarbush)

Protea grandiceps, extremely rare on the Cape Peninsula, flowering in summer on The Saddle on Table Mountain, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A Lappet moth caterpillar (Mesocelis monticola) feeding on young leaves of Protea grandiceps in summer on 5-Beacon Ridge in the Kogelberg, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]