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Leucospermum conocarpodendron (Grey tree pincushion, Green tree pincushion)

Vaalkreupelhout, Goudboom [Afrikaans]

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: Leucospermum 

Leucospermum conocarpodendron (Grey tree pincushion, Green tree pincushion)

Leucospermum conocarpodendron, Kleinmond Nature Reserve, Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo HG Robertson ]

Leucospermum conocarpodendron (Grey tree pincushion, Green tree pincushion)

The Kreupelhout (Leucospermum conocarpodendron ssp. viridum) flowering in late spring on the southern Cape Peninsula with storm clouds above, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Leucospermum conocarpodendron (Grey tree pincushion, Green tree pincushion)

Protea scarab beetles (Trichostetha capensis) on the flowerhead of the pincushion Leucospermum conocarpodendron ssp. viridum, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Leucospermum conocarpodendron (Grey tree pincushion, Green tree pincushion)

A female Cape Sugarbird (Promerops cafer) perched on a flowerhead of Leucospermum conocarpodendron ssp. conocarpodendron, a source of nectar, above the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Leucospermum conocarpodendron (Grey tree pincushion, Green tree pincushion)

A Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) feeding on the flowerheads of the Pincushion (Leucospermum conocarpodendron ssp. viridum) in the southern Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Leucospermum conocarpodendron (Grey tree pincushion, Green tree pincushion)
Leucospermum conocarpodendron (Grey tree pincushion, Green tree pincushion)

Cocktail Ants (Crematogaster peringueyi) investigating, probably to eat the elaiosome, seeds released from a mature flowerhead of Leucospermum conocarpodendron in summer on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

 


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