Protea feathers

Male flower of Aulax umbellata (broad-leaved featherbush, Proteaceae)

Most proteas are winter or spring flowering, so by mid-summer their spectacle is over. This does not mean to say that the fynbos is then devoid of their unusual shape and form. There are other members of the protea family, Proteaceae, to take their place. At Phillipskop, the most prominent…

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