Back to Biodiversity Explorer main pageGo to Iziko Museums of Cape Town home pageAbout Biodiversity Explorer - history, goals, etc.Send us your questions about southern African biodiversityPeople who have contributed content and images.Search Biodiversity Explorer

Leucospermum cordifolium (The pincushion)

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 cordifolium (The pincushion)
Leucospermum cordifolium (The pincushion)

Leucospermum cordifolium flowering in early summer east of Stanford on the Agulhas Plain, Western Cape, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Leucospermum cordifolium (The pincushion)

Pugnacious ants (Anoplolepis steingroeveri) collecting seed of Leucospermum cordifolium to take back to their underground nest in recently bunt fynbos veld, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Leucospermum cordifolium (The pincushion) Leucospermum cordifolium (The pincushion)

A Halictid bee collecting pollen in late spring from a flowerhead of Leucospermum corfdifolium cultivated at Kirstenbosch, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer) on a Leucospermum cordifolium, Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Duncan Robertson ]

Leucospermum cordifolium (The pincushion) Leucospermum cordifolium (The pincushion)

A Cape grassbird (Sphenoeacus afer) perched on a Leucospermum cordifolium flowerhead at Kirstenbosch on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A male Southern double-collared sunbird (Cinnyris chalybeus) pollinating a Leucospermum cordifolium flowerhead while probing for nectar in spring in the Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden, Cape Town. South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

 


Contact us if you can contribute information or images to improve this page.

Biodiversity Explorer home   Iziko home   Search