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Protea nitida (Wagon tree)

Waboom [Afrikaans]

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 nitida (Wagon tree)

A male Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer) perched on and pollinating a flowerhead of Protea nitida, a source of nectar, on the Matsikamma, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea nitida (Wagon tree)

The dwarf, resprouting form of the Waboom, Protea nitida, flowering in autumn above Scarborough on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea nitida (Wagon tree)

The dwarf resprouting form of the Waboom, Protea nitida, flowering in spring on the Cape Peninsula Mountains above Scarborough, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea nitida (Wagon tree) Protea nitida (Wagon tree)

A fire burning Waboom, Protea nitida, in fynbos on the Stellenbosch mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

The dwarf, resprouting form of the Waboom, Protea nitida, flowering in autumn above Scarborough on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

 

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