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Moraea villosa

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Iridaceae > Genus: Moraea

Moraea villosa

Moraea villosa ssp. villosa flowering in spring on Versveld Pass on Piketberg, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

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Moraea villosa ssp. villosa flowering in spring after a recent burn near Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Moraea villosa  

Monkey beetles (Pachycnema crassipes), on a flower of the rare local endemic, Moraea villosa ssp. elandsmontana, Elandsberg, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]