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Aristea capitata

[= Aristea major]  

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: Aristea

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Aristea capitata flowering in summer on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain above Kirstenbosch, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Aristeaa capitata flowering on the Boland trailer, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Aristea capitata Aristea capitata

Aristeaa capitata flowering on the Boland trailer, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

A Halictid bee collecting pollen in late spring from a flower of Aristea capitata on the eastern slopes of Table mountain, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]