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Protea caffra

Protea caffra
Common names: sugar bush (English); gewone suikerbos (Afrikaans); isiQalaba (Zulu, Xhosa)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden January 2001 Protea caffra  grows as a shrub or small tree with a somewhat rounded crown ... grow. Caterpillars of Capys penningtoni (Pennington's protea) and Capys disjunctus butterflies feed on the flowerbuds.  ...

05 / 02 / 2001 | Alice Aubrey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Protea cynaroides

P.cynaroides
Common names: King Protea, Grootsuikerkan.
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden July 2001 Protea cynaroides is a woody shrub with thick stems and large dark green, ... from 0.35 m to 2 metres in height. The "flowers" of Protea cynaroides are actually flower heads with a collection of flowers in ...

09 / 07 / 2001 | Hanneke Jamieson | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea neriifolia

Protea neriifolia
Common names: oleander-leaf protea, narrow-leaf protea (Eng.), baardsuikerbos, baardsuikerkan, blousuikerkan (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... hairs sets off the colour of the inner bracts. Protea neriifolia  is a very widespread species and occurs from sea-level to ... for their particular markets. The 'flowers' of  Protea neriifolia  are actually flower heads with a collection of flowers in ...

30 / 07 / 2001 | Hanneke Jamieson | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea repens

Protea repens
Common names: sugarbush, common sugarbush, real sugarbush, honey protea (Eng.), suikerbos, stroopbos, opregtesuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... depending on the variant.  The 'flowers' of Protea repens are actually flower heads with a collection of small flowers in ... brown 'ice-cream cone' seedhead.  Protea repens  occurs in the southern part of South Africa and grows from ...

03 / 06 / 2002 | Hanneke Jamieson | 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

... National Botanical Garden July 2006 Protea lepidocarpodendron is an upright shrub 2-3 m tall, densely bushy and ... are sessile , i.e. they have no stalk. The Protea flower is not a flower, but a flowerhead or inflorescence, made up of ...

10 / 07 / 2006 | Alice Notten | 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

... Botanical Garden August 2006 Protea scolymocephala is a small, neat, upright, well-branched shrub from a ... segments-three fused and one free, and a style. In this protea, the perianth segments are 15-25 mm long, creamy-green or with pinkish ...

21 / 08 / 2006 | Alice Notten | 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 released 9-12 months after flowering. Protea nitida has a widespread distribution ranging from the Bokkeveld ... viruses or environmental factors such as pruning. 41 Protea species, including P. nitida , are recorded to be susceptible to ...

18 / 06 / 2007 | M Twine | Kirstenbosch NBG
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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

... Oliver Kirstenbosch NBG September 2007   Protea compacta is a single-stemmed, lanky and sparsely branched shrub which ... pollen to be effectively transferred. The Bot River protea is found on a relatively narrow zone along the southwestern Cape coast ...

10 / 09 / 2007 | Roger Oliver | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea burchellii

Protea burchellii
Common names: Burchell's sugarbush ( Eng. ); blinksuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... conditions. Flowering time: June to August. Protea burchellii occurs in varied habitats and seems to prefer rich, ... in isolated populations at Witzenbergvlakte. Protea burchellii is pollinated by birds. Seeds are retained on plants in ...

23 / 06 / 2008 | Monique Mcquillan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea coronata

Protea coronata flower head
Common names: green protea, green sugarbush (Eng.); groenhofiesuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... Garden September 2008   Protea coronata is an upright, rather untidy shrub, 2-3 m tall, becoming a ... is often attractively tinged red or coppery. The Protea flower is not a flower but a flower head or inflorescence, made up of ...

15 / 09 / 2008 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea laurifolia

Protea laurifolia flower head
Common names: laurel protea, laurel-leaf protea, grey-leaf sugarbush (Eng.); louriersuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden June 2009 Protea laurifolia is a large, upright, well-branched shrub, 3-5 m tall, or ... the whole bush a greyish green colour. The Protea flower is not a flower, but a flower head or inflorescence, made up ...

15 / 06 / 2009 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea obtusifolia

Protea obtusifolia
Common names: Bredasdorp protea, limestone protea, limestone sugarbush (Eng.); Bredasdorpsuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... Botanical Garden July 2009   Protea obtusifolia is a large upright, rounded shrub, 2-4 m tall with a ... when young but hairless when mature, and leathery. The protea flower is not a flower, but a flower head or inflorescence, made up of ...

27 / 07 / 2009 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea aurea subsp. potbergensis

Protea aurea subsp. potbergensis
Common names: Potberg sugarbush
Family: Proteaceae

... Botanical Gardens August 2009 Protea aurea subsp. potbergensis is a large shrub or small tree, up to ... one year to ripen before they can be harvested. Protea aurea subsp. potbergensis has a very small distribution range ...

03 / 08 / 2009 | Louise Nurrish | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea eximia

Protea eximia flower head
Common names: broad-leaf sugarbush, duchess protea, (Eng.); breëblaarsuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden August 2009 Protea eximia is a large, upright shrub, 2-5 m tall with a single main trunk ... from midwinter until midsummer (June until December). Protea eximia is easy to tell apart from other proteas by its cordate to ...

24 / 08 / 2009 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea lanceolata

Protea lanceolata flower head
Common names: lance-leaf sugarbush (Eng.); smalblaarsuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... Botanical Garden September 2009 Protea lanceolata  is an erect shrub, 2-4 m high with a trunk diameter up to ... for a conebush ( Leucadendron species). Protea lanceolata is endemic to the southern Cape and occurs from Potberg ...

07 / 09 / 2009 | Monique Mcquillan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea stokoei

Protea stokoei bush
Common names: pink sugarbush
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden May 2010 Protea stokoei  grows to a height of 2 m, but under ideal conditions can grow ... mm long, 50-70 mm wide, and look similar to those of Protea speciosa. They never open fully. The flower bracts are soft pink with ...

24 / 05 / 2010 | Berenice Carolus | Harold Porter NBG
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Protea angustata

Protea angustata
Common names: Kleinmond sugarbush
Family: Proteaceae

... Botanical Garden August 2010 This protea is classified as a dwarf shrublet up to 350 mm tall. It forms a sparse ... rainfall area. Never plentiful, the biggest numbers of this protea can be found from Hermanus in the east to Pringle Bay in the west on the ...

16 / 08 / 2010 | Jane Forrester | Harold Porter NBG
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Protea susannae

Protea susannae
Common names: stink-leaf sugarbush (Eng.); stinkblaarsuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... Bank Project (SANBI) January 2011 Protea susannae is a large, robust, upright shrub arising from a single stem ... from autumn until spring (April to September). Protea susannae occurs in the Overberg area from Stanford to Still Bay, ...

31 / 01 / 2011 | O Tyambetyu | Millennium Seedbank Project
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Protea rubropilosa

Flowerhead
Common names: transvaal sugarbush, transvaal mountain protea, red velvet protea, escarpment protea (Eng.); transvaalbergsuikerbos (Afr.); segwapi (Sotho)
Family: Proteaceae

... Botanical Garden November 2011   Protea rubropilosa forms a large shrub or tall tree depending on its growing ... P. rubropilosa is a slow grower but in protea terms is long-lived, surviving upwards of 60 years. This is a ...

14 / 11 / 2011 | 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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden July 2012 Protea laetans is a slender, upright, sparsely branched tree, 2 to 5 m tall. ... but mainly during autumn (April and May). Protea laetans is found on the Drakensberg Escarpment in Mpumalanga, from ...

16 / 07 / 2012 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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