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Protea lorea (Thong-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 lorea (Thong-leaf sugarbush) Protea lorea (Thong-leaf sugarbush)

The underground-stem Protea lorea which produces its inflorescences at ground level, flowering in summer on Helderberg, Western Cape, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]