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Protea compacta

Protea compacta
Common names: Bot River protea, Bot River sugarbush, Compacta ( Eng. ); duinesuikerbos, suikerkan, Botrivier-protea (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... phenomenon is an adaptation by certain genera within Proteaceae of the Cape Floral Kingdom to deal with the need to store ... is the largest, widespread and most known genus in the Proteaceae family. The name was given in 1735 by Linnaeus and is derived from ...

10 / 09 / 2007 | Roger Oliver | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum reflexum

Common names: var. reflexum : rocket pincushion, sky-rocket pincushion (Eng. ); perdekop (Afr.). var. luteum : yellow rocket pincushion (Eng.); geel perdekop (Afr
Family: Proteaceae

30 / 07 / 2007 | Jane Forrester | Harold Porter NBG
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Leucadendron xanthoconus

Cones
Common names: sickle-leaf conebush ( Eng. ); blinkblaartolbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... A root pathogen, Phytophtera, is detrimental to the Proteaceae. Symptoms include the plant looking wilted and dry followed by ... soil with a contact fungicide and refrain from replanting Proteaceae in that area. Good general plant hygiene and healthy vigorous mother ...

16 / 07 / 2007 | M Twine | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea nitida

Protea nitida in cultivation
Common names: wagon tree ( English); waboom, blousuikerbos, bobbejaansuikerbos, brandhout. (Afrikaans)
Family: Proteaceae

... are dispersed by wind. Flowers are pollinated by birds. Proteaceae sport proteoid roots which serve to enlarge the surface area for ... A root pathogen, Phytophthora, is detrimental to Proteaceae. Symptoms include the plant looking wilted and dry, followed by ...

18 / 06 / 2007 | M Twine | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum muirii

Flowers heads change colour
Common names: Albertinia pincushion ( Eng. ); bloukoolhout (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... A root pathogen, Phytophtera, is detrimental to Proteaceae. Symptoms include the plant looking wilted and dry followed by ... soil with a contact fungicide and refrain from replanting Proteaceae in that area. Good, general plant hygiene and healthy, vigorous ...

06 / 11 / 2006 | M Twine | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea scolymocephala

Protea scolymocephala
Common names: thistle protea, thistle sugarbush, small green protea, scoly ( Eng. ); kleingroenroos, witskollie (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... was soon a popular glasshouse subject in Europe. The Proteaceae is an ancient family. Its ancestors grew in Gondwanaland, 300 ...

21 / 08 / 2006 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucadendron tinctum

Leucadendron tinctum display
Common names: spicy conebush ( Eng. ); toffie-appel (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... A root pathogen, Phytophtera, is detrimental to Proteaceae. Symptoms include the plant looking wilted and dry followed by ... soil with a contact fungicide and refrain from replanting Proteaceae in that area. Good general plant hygiene and healthy, vigorous ...

17 / 07 / 2006 | M Twine | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea lepidocarpodendron

Protea Lepidocarpodendron on St James Peak
Common names: Black-bearded Protea, Black-bearded Sugarbush, Black Protea ( Eng. ), Swartbaardsuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... scale, karpos a fruit and dendron a tree. The Proteaceae is an ancient family. Its ancestors grew in Gondwanaland, 300 ...

10 / 07 / 2006 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucadendron spissifolium subsp. oribinum

Male flowers: Copyright Tony Abbott
Common names: Oribi spear-leaved conebush ( Eng. ); Oribigeelbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

05 / 06 / 2006 | Wendy Foden | TSP
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Mimetes hirtus

Inflorescence - Mimetes hirtus
Common names: marsh pagoda, red and yellow bottlebrush, tall pagoda, hairy mimetes, pineapple bush ( Eng. ); kreupelboom, vleistompie, rooistompie, pynappelstompie
Family: Proteaceae

13 / 03 / 2006 | Von Witt C | CREW
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Mimetes cucullatus

Mimetes cucullatus
Common names: common mimetes, common pagoda, red mimetes, red pagoda ( Eng. ); rooistompie, stompie (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... The genus Mimetes belongs in the protea family (Proteaceae) and consists of 14 species, all of which occur in the Western Cape, ...

20 / 02 / 2005 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum bolusii

Leucospermum bolusii
Common names: Gordon's Bay pincushion (Eng.); witluisiesbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

27 / 10 / 2003 | Christien Malan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Serruria trilopha

Flower heads
Common names: trident spiderhead, sand spiderhead, snake-stem spiderhead, three-crested spiderhead (Eng.); slangspinnekopbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

13 / 10 / 2003 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Serruria furcellata

Serruria furcellata
Common names: Kraaifontein spiderhead (Eng.)
Family: Proteaceae

06 / 10 / 2003 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Brabejum stellatifolium

Flowers of the wild almond
Common names: bitteramandel, wild almond, wilde-amandel, ghoeboontjie, ghoekoffie
Family: Proteaceae

08 / 09 / 2003 | Christien Malan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucadendron levisanus

Leucadendron levisanus male in flower
Common names: Cape Flats conebush, spatula-leaf protea (Eng.); sandknoppiesbos (Afr.) Status: Endangered
Family: Proteaceae

25 / 08 / 2003 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Serruria cyanoides

Serruria cynaroides.Photo Protea Atlas
Common names: Wynberg spiderhead (Eng.); spinnekopbossie (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... and is in fact one of the largest of the African genera of Proteaceae. S. cyanoides was once common on the Cape Flats but has ...

14 / 07 / 2003 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum saxosum

Flowerheads
Common names: escarpment pincushion
Family: Proteaceae

... it can spread up to 1,5m in width. As with all plants of the Proteaceae family; do not disturb the roots, as these plants are susceptible to ...

06 / 01 / 2003 | K Behr | Pretoria NBG
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Mimetes hottentoticus

Flowerhead of Mimetes hottentoticus
Common names: silver pagoda, Hottentotstompie (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... Mimetes Mimetes hottentoticus , like most Proteaceae is relatively short-lived. The plant's life span rarely exceeds ...  Mimetes  can be easily distinguished from all other Proteaceae. The beauty and brilliance of their flowerheads, which are displayed ...

16 / 12 / 2002 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Serruria aemula

Serruria aemula
Common names: strawberry spiderhead
Family: Proteaceae

11 / 11 / 2002 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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