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Protea laevis (Smooth-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 laevis (Smooth-leaf sugarbush) Protea laevis (Smooth-leaf sugarbush)

The narrow-leafed form of Protea laevis flowering in late spring below Langberg in the Cedarberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

The broad-leafed form of Protea laevis flowering in late spring on Hansiesberg in the Skurweberg Mountains in the Koubokkeveld, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]