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Leucospermum reflexum (Rocket pincushion)

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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 reflexum (Rocket pincushion) Leucospermum reflexum (Rocket pincushion)

Leucospermum reflexum, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

The Rocket pincushion (Leucospermum reflexum) rare in nature but well known in cultivation, flowering in spring in the Cedarberg mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Leucospermum reflexum (Rocket pincushion) Leucospermum reflexum (Rocket pincushion)

The yellow form of the Rocket pincushion (Leucospermum reflexum) a species rare in nature but well known in cultivation, flowering in spring in the Cedarberg mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A female Southern double-collared sunbird (Cinnyris chalybeus) taking nectar from a Leucospermum reflexum flowerhead cultivated at Kirstenbosch on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Leucospermum reflexum (Rocket pincushion)

Leucospermum reflexum flowering in early summer at Heuningvlei in the Cedarberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

  

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