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Protea lepidocarpodendron (Black-beard 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 lepidocarpodendron (Black-beard sugarbush) Protea lepidocarpodendron (Black-beard sugarbush)

Protea lepidocarpodendron. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Protea lepidocarpodendron flowering in mid-winter in fynbos in the Silvermine section of the Table Mountain National Park, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea lepidocarpodendron (Black-beard sugarbush)

A male Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer) perched on a Protea lepidocarpodendron shrub on the Cape Peninsula mountains, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea lepidocarpodendron (Black-beard sugarbush)

A male Orange-breasted sunbird (Anthobaphes violacea) feeding its chicks in their nest built into a Protea lepidocarpodendron bush on Table Mountain, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]