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The Bearded Sugarbush and Lionshead | protea neriifolia | Table Mountain Cape Town | Outdoor Photography | © Arne Purves

The Bearded Sugarbush, Protea neriifolia, flowering on the slopes of Table Mountain with Lionshead in the backround.

The slopes of Table Mountain beneath the lower cable station are covered in protea bushes which flower predominantly in winter months. The Bearded Sugarbushes are easily indentified by a fringe of dense hairs (the beard).

Protea neriifolia populations on the Cape Peninsula have been planted. Their natural distribution starts in the mountain ranges east of Cape Town (Hottentots-Holland mountains eastwards).

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Arne Purves
Author: Arne PurvesWebsite: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.