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Mimetes cucullatus (Common pagoda)

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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

Mimetes cucullatus (Common pagoda) Mimetes cucullatus (Common pagoda)

Mimetes cucullatus flowering in early summer two seasons after a fire in the Elands Kloof Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Mimetes cucullatus flowering in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Mimetes cucullatus (Common pagoda) Mimetes cucullatus (Common pagoda)

A male Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer) perched on a flowerhead of cultivated Mimetes cucullatus, a source of nectar, in the Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A burnt Mimetes cucullatus plant which is regrowing from the base, Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Mimetes cucullatus (Common pagoda)

Ants (Anoplolepis steingroeveri)carrying a Mimetes cucullatus seed to their nest. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

 

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