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Protea mucronifolia (Dagger-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 mucronifolia (Dagger-leaf sugarbush)

A Halictid bee collecting pollen in summer from a flowerhead of Protea mucronifolia, a rare plant endemic to the Voelvlei area, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea mucronifolia (Dagger-leaf sugarbush) Protea mucronifolia (Dagger-leaf sugarbush)

The critically rare Protea mucronifolia flowering in early summer near Voelvlei below the Elandsberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]