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Chasmanthe aethiopica

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: Chasmanthe

Chasmanthe aethiopica, close-up of flowers, Strandfontein, Cape Town. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

South double-collared sunbird male sucking nectar from Chasmanthe aethiopica flower, Strandfontein, Cape Town, and pollinating it. See here for more pollination photos. [photo Duncan Robertson ]

 Large clump of Chasmanthe aethiopica in flower in June, Strandfontein Sewerage Works, Cape Town. [photo H. Robertson ]

Fruit of Chasmanthe aethiopica, 30 August 2009, Strandfontein Sewerage Works, Cape Town. [photo H. Robertson ]

Fruit of Chasmanthe aethiopica opened up to reveal the orange-coloured seeds, 30 August 2009, Strandfontein Sewerage Works, Cape Town. [photo H. Robertson ]

 

 


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