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Aristea lugens

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

Aristea lugens Aristea lugens

The rare Aristea lugens flowering in spring in Renosterveld near Malmesbury, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Monkey beetles (Dichelus sp. and Lepithrix ornatella), on Aristea lugens flowering in spring at Malmesbury, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]