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Mimetes argenteus (Silver pagoda)

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: Mimetes

Mimetes argenteus (Silver pagoda)
Mimetes argenteus (Silver pagoda) Mimetes argenteus (Silver pagoda)

The Silver Mimetes, Mimetes argenteus, flowering in late summer in the Hottentots Hollands mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Mimetes argenteus (Silver pagoda)

A Male Orange-breasted sunbird (Anthobaphes violacea), perched on a flowerhead of a Silver Mimetes, Mimetes argenteus, in autumn in the Hottentots Hollands Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

 

Mimetes argenteus (Silver pagoda)

Cape sugarbirds (Promerops cafer) pair on the Silver mimetes, Mimetes argenteus, in late summer in the Hottentots Hollands mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]