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Faurea galpinii

Faurea galpinii, seedhead
Common names: forest beechwood, escarpment beechwood, bush-beech, forest-beech (Eng.); bosboekenhout, platorandboekenhout, rooiboekenhout (Afr.); sisefo (siSwati);
Family: Proteaceae

... What sets this genus apart from other African genera of Proteaceae, is that it is in essence tropical and subtropical. The members of ...

02 / 11 / 2015 | Andrew Hankey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Protea amplexicaulis

Protea amplexicaulis
Common names: clasping-leaf sugarbush (Eng.); aardroos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... much like the many species belonging to the family Proteaceae. The species name amplexicaulis means ‘stem-clasping’ or ...

31 / 08 / 2015 | Aimee Plutsick | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum calligerum

Leucospermum calligerum
Common names: arid pincushion (Eng.); luisiebossie (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... fertilizers that have little or no phosphorous formula, as Proteaceae species do not tolerate phosphor. Water early in the morning while ... . The genus Leucospermum belongs to the Proteaceae family, and consists of about 50 species native to South Africa and ...

13 / 07 / 2015 | Phumza Bavuma | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Diastella thymelaeoides subsp. meridiana

 Diastella thymelaeoides subsp. meridiana. Photo: Carina Lochner
Common names: Hangklip silkypuff (Eng.)
Family: Proteaceae

07 / 07 / 2015 | Victoria Wilman | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Mimetes argenteus

Mimetes argenteus
Common names: silver pagoda, silver-leaved bottle brush,(Eng.); vaal-stompie, luisbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... with hairs held at right angles. Of all silver-leaved Proteaceae in southern Africa, Mimetes argenteus has the most brilliantly ... fascinating adaptation of Mimetes and a few other proteaceae genera is the tendency to release seed in the evening after ...

18 / 05 / 2015 | Megan Blatchford | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucadendron teretifolium

Female plant showing cones
Common names: needle-leaf conebush, strawberry conebush (Eng.); waterbossie (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... along with 13 other genera, all form part of the Proteaceae family. This is a large family and iconic to the south-estern Cape ...

09 / 03 / 2015 | Louise Nurrish | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Serruria adscendens

Bush in flower
Common names: Kleinmond spiderhead
Family: Proteaceae

... Serruria is a genus of 55 species in the Proteaceae family. The genus is endemic in the Western Cape. It is one of the ...

17 / 11 / 2014 | Nosiphelele Patricia Mapukata | Harold Porter NBG
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Leucadendron eucalyptifolium

Male and female flower heads
Common names: gum-leaf conebush, tall conebush (English), grootgeelbos, geelbos (Afrikaans)
Family: Proteaceae

01 / 09 / 2014 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Serruria fasciflora

Flowers
Common names: common pin spiderhead; speldespinnekopbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... that have little or no phosphorous formula as the Proteaceae species don't like phosphorus. Water early in the morning while the ...

25 / 08 / 2014 | Phumza Bavuma | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Paranomus sceptrum-gustavianus

Flower head
Common names: King Gustave's sceptre, bottlebrush, white sceptre, sceptre-like paranomus (Eng.); perdebos, septerpluimbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... and peat to give good flowering performance. As with all Proteaceae, fertilisers should be avoided, as their (generally considered) ...

23 / 06 / 2014 | Nosiphelele Patricia Mapukata | Harold Porter NBG
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Leucadendron thymifolium

Female flower
Common names: Malmesbury conebush, thymeleaf protea; katsterttolbos, swartveldknoppiesbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... generally become infected with pests or disease. The Proteaceae family is large and consists of about 1400 species worldwide. The ...

24 / 02 / 2014 | Louise Nurrish | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea magnifica

Protea magnifica
Common names: queen protea, queen sugarbush, bearded protea ( Eng. ); wolbaardsuikerbos ( Afr. )
Family: Proteaceae

... change into many forms, like the many different forms of the Proteaceae family. The specific epithet magnifica means magnificent or ... to the fringe of long hairs on the floral bracts. The Proteaceae family is diverse, comprising 80 genera and more than 1700 species ...

27 / 01 / 2014 | Melissa Van der Burg | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Serruria brownii

Shrub in flower
Common names: Bottlebrush spiderhead ; fleskwasbos (Afr.)  
Family: Proteaceae

... outstanding Scottish botanist. In 1810 his paper, On the Proteaceae of Jussieu , was published and was one of the earliest works detailing the systematics of Proteaceae. He is cited as author of many protea species with his author ...

31 / 12 / 2013 | Louise Nurrish | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucadendron floridum

Bush with female flowers
Common names: Flats conebush, silky euryspermum, sunny; tolbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... generally become infected with pests or disease. The Proteaceae family is large and consists of about 1400 species worldwide. The ...

23 / 09 / 2013 | Louise Nurrish | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum truncatulum

Multi-colored flowerhead
Common names: oval-leaf pincushion, buxifolium, buxi (Eng.); patrysbos, kleinkopspeldekussing (Afr.) (= L. buxifolium R.Br.)
Family: Proteaceae

19 / 08 / 2013 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea cordata

Leaves and flowers: Photo Amida Johns
Common names: Heart-leaf sugarbush; hartblaarsuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

15 / 07 / 2013 | Jane Forrester | Harold Porter NBG
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Leucospermum lineare

Flower of yellow form
Common names: needle-leaf pincushion, narrow-leaf pincushion, tangerine pincushion, assegaaibos pincushion (Eng.); smalblaarspeldekussing, luisiesbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

14 / 01 / 2013 | Louise Nurrish | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Spatalla mollis

Flower spike
Common names: woolly spoon
Family: Proteaceae

... to grow down and not up looking for water. As with most Proteaceae plants Spatalla mollis enjoys an acidic soil type. You can ... before adding soi. Use a potting mix especially prepared for Proteaceae plants available from garden centres. You can also make up your own ...

29 / 10 / 2012 | Benjamin Festus | Harold Porter NBG
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Leucadendron discolor

Flower head of male plant
Common names: Piketberg conebush, gold flame tips, red conebush (Eng.); rooi-tolbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... be sure to attract some form of pest or disease. The Proteaceae family is large, consisting of about 1 400 species. The ...

24 / 09 / 2012 | Louise Nurrish | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea laetans

Protea laetans flowerhead and bud
Common names: Blyde protea, Blyde sugarbush (Eng.); Blydesuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

16 / 07 / 2012 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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