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Protea amplexicaulis (Clasping-leaf sugarbush)

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: Protea

Protea amplexicaulis (Clasping-leaf sugarbush) Protea amplexicaulis (Clasping-leaf sugarbush)

Protea amplexicaulis flowering in spring on Jonaskop in the Riviersonderend Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

The woody receptacles of Protea amplexicaulis flowerheads with their seed dispersed after a fire in the Bain's Kloof Pass mountains, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea amplexicaulis (Clasping-leaf sugarbush)

Namaqua rock mouse (Aethomys namaquensis) pollinating Protea amplexicaulis. Photographed under artificial conditions but is a vaild representation of authentic behaviour. This Protea amplexicaulis flowerhead was collected in winter on Jonaskop in the Riviersonderend Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa, where this behaviour was originally studied. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

 

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