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Mimetes stokoei (Mace pagoda)

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 stokoei (Mace pagoda)

The last five remaining plants of the major population of Mimetes stokoei on the 19th March 2009 in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

 

Mimetes stokoei (Mace pagoda) Mimetes stokoei (Mace pagoda)

The critically rare Mimetes stokoei flowering in autumn in the Kogelberg mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Mimetes stokoei (Mace pagoda) Mimetes stokoei (Mace pagoda)

A female Malachite sunbird (Nectarinia famosa) on a flowerhead of one of the last five remaining plants of Mimetes stokoei on the 19th of March 2009 in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A female Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer) pollinating Mimetes stokoei on Perdeberg in the Kogelberg, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones

Mimetes stokoei (Mace pagoda) Mimetes stokoei (Mace pagoda)

A male Orange-breasted sunbird (Anthobaphes violacea) perched on the critically rare Mimetes stokoei flowering in late summer in the Kogelberg, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A female Orange-breasted sunbird (Anthobaphes violacea) pollinating a flowerhead of the critically rare Mimetes stokoei flowering in late summer in the Kogelberg, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Endemic to Kogelberg Nature Reserve. Thought to have been extinct until its re-discovery in 2001. See Slingsby, P. and Johns, A. 2009. Redemption - the continuing story of Mimetes stokoei. Veld and Flora 95(3): 136-139.

 

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