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Protea tenax (Tenacious 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 tenax (Tenacious sugarbush)

The narrow-leafed form of Protea tenax flowering in spring on the Potjiesrivierhoogte near Uniondale, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea tenax (Tenacious sugarbush)

The broad-leafed form of Protea tenax flowering in winter on the Kareedouw Pass, Eastern Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]