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Serruria candicans (Shiny spiderhead)

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: Serruria

Serruria candicans (Shiny spiderhead) Serruria candicans (Shiny spiderhead)

The rare Serruria candicans flowering in winter on the low western slopes of the Elandsberg mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A Banded blowfly (Chrysomya albiceps) in winter on a flowerhead of the rare Serruria candicans, Elandsberg, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Serruria candicans (Shiny spiderhead)

A Flower chafer (Campulipus limbatus) feeding on a flowerhead of the rare Serruria candicans in spring on the lower slopes of the Elandsberg, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

 

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