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Protea scabra (Sandpaper-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 scabra (Sandpaper-leaf sugarbush) Protea scabra (Sandpaper-leaf sugarbush)

The underground-stem Protea scabra which produces its inflorescences at ground level, flowering in spring on Viljoen's Pass, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

The underground-stem Protea scabra which produces its inflorescences at ground level, flowering in spring on the low slopes of the Riviersonderend Mountains near Greyton, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]