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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

... Notten Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden July 2006 Protea lepidocarpodendron is an upright shrub 2-3 m tall, ... and they are sessile , i.e. they have no stalk. The Protea flower is not a flower, but a flowerhead or ... base or receptacle. What look like the 'petals' of the protea 'flower' are modified leaves known as floral or ...

10 / 07 / 2006 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea longifolia

Protea longifolia
Common names: long-leaf sugarbush, long-leaf protea (Eng.); langblaarsuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... spreading, sometimes touching the ground, if not pruned. Protea longifolia produces sclerophylous, curved, grey-green ... of flowers, that is longer than the involucral bracts. Protea longifolia flowers from autumn until spring, (May to ... There is a distinct dwarf form from Elim Flats called Protea longifolia var. minor (mini long-leaf sugarbush). This ...

12 / 12 / 2016 | Mashudu Nndanduleni | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea magnifica

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

... with this article and Adam Harrower for pictures of Protea magnifica in habitat.   Protea magnifica is indeed a variable protea, ranging from small erect trees of about 3m in height, ...

27 / 01 / 2014 | Melissa Van der Burg | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea mundii

Protea mundii, flowerhead
Common names: forest sugarbush, white protea (Eng.); witsuikerbos, boswitsuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden February 2016 Protea mundii is a single-stemmed, upright shrub that reaches ... occasionally reach 12 m, making it the tallest tree-like protea (Bean & Johns 2005). It reaches a width of 1.5–2 m. ... coastal gardens as well as temperate high rainfall areas. Protea mundii is a pioneer in the successional stages from ...

08 / 02 / 2016 | Megan Blatchford | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea namaquana

Protea namaquana
Common names: Kamiesberg sugarbush
Family: Proteaceae

... of Nick Helme, Ismail Ebrahim and Brian du Preez.   Protea namaquana is an upright, rounded, densely branched ... but their flowerheads look similar when they are open. Protea namaquana is endemic in Namaqualand and it occurs on ... temperature in winter is 18ºC and 30ºC in summer. Protea namaquana is rare and an outlier in its natural fynbos ...

23 / 12 / 2019 | Hlengiwe Mtshali | CREW
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Protea nana

Protea nana (Marian Oliver)
Common names: mountain rose, mountain-rose sugarbush (Eng.); bergroos, warebergroos, skaamblom, skaamroos, skaamrosie (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... thank Marian Oliver for allowing the use of her images of Protea nana growing in habitat. Protea nana is a charming, dainty, densely branched, small ... moist, peaty to dry, sandstone soils, on mountain slopes. Protea nana is a small, reseeding shrub, that is killed by ...

20 / 03 / 2017 | Anthony Hitchcock | 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

... pure white hairs sets off the colour of the inner bracts. Protea neriifolia  is a very widespread species and occurs ... choice for their particular markets. The 'flowers' of  Protea neriifolia  are actually flower heads with a ... bracts. The flowers are pollinated by scarab beetles, protea beetles and many other insects, as well as by birds. ...

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

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

... straight hairs, are released 9-12 months after flowering. Protea nitida has a widespread distribution ranging from the ... viruses or environmental factors such as pruning. 41 Protea species, including P. nitida , are recorded to be susceptible to witches broom. Protea Propagation can be done by means of cuttings or seed, ...

18 / 06 / 2007 | Monique Twine | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea obtusifolia

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

... Notten Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden July 2009   Protea obtusifolia is a large upright, rounded shrub, 2-4 m ... when young but hairless when mature, and leathery. The protea flower is not a flower, but a flower head or ... base or receptacle. What look like the 'petals' of the protea 'flower' are modified leaves known as floral or ...

27 / 07 / 2009 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea odorata

Protea odorata
Common names: Swartland sugarbush
Family: Proteaceae

... Botanical Garden February 2017, updated March 2018 Protea odorata is a small, sparsely branched, evergreen, ... presenter. The male consists of stamens and anthers. Protea odorata flowers from late summer to mid-winter ... in the stems stop the water supply to the seed head. Protea odorata is endemic to Malmesbury Flats, from Klapmuts ...

13 / 02 / 2017 | Mashudu Nndanduleni | 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

... or winter, depending on the variant.  The 'flowers' of Protea repens are actually flower heads with a collection of ... and forms an inverted, brown 'ice-cream cone' seedhead.  Protea repens  occurs in the southern part of South Africa ... and sunbirds, and is also visited by Scarab Beetles and Protea Beetles and many other insects. The birds are ...

03 / 06 / 2002 | Hanneke Jamieson | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea roupelliae subsp. hamiltonii

Protea roupelliae subsp. hamiltonii
Common names: dwarf silver sugarbush (Eng.); ranksilwersuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... for supplying propagation and cultivation information.   Protea roupelliae subsp. hamiltonii grows up to 0.3 m tall, ... natural habitat, although there is an old specimen in the Protea Garden at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, that ... at the bottom and pink toward the tips. It is similar to Protea roupelliae subsp. roupelliae , the silver sugarbush. ...

07 / 08 / 2017 | Mashudu Nndanduleni | Kirstenbosch NBG
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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

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden November 2011   Protea rubropilosa forms a large shrub or tall tree depending ... after flowering. P. rubropilosa is a slow grower but in protea terms is long-lived, surviving upwards of 60 years. ... from Wolkberg in the north to Lydenberg in the south. Protea rubropilosa forms open woodlands growing alongside P. ...

14 / 11 / 2011 | Louise Nurrish | 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

... Notten Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden August 2006 Protea scolymocephala is a small, neat, upright, ... segments-three fused and one free, and a style. In this protea, the perianth segments are 15-25 mm long, creamy-green ... exposing the style and pollen presenter. The outer ring of protea flowers open first. Protea scolymocephala flowers in ...

21 / 08 / 2006 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea speciosa

Protea speciosa
Common names: brown-beard sugarbush, brown-bearded protea (Eng); bruinbaard suikerkan, baardsuikerkan, baardsuikerbos, brandhout, kreupelboom, kreupelbos, kreupelbo
Family: Proteaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden January 2020 Protea speciosa is an evergreen, erect, multi-stemmed shrub ... Peninsula have broad leaves that look similar to those of Protea grandiceps , while the Klein River Mountain plants ... plants have involucral bracts with mainly white beards. Protea speciosa grows naturally on the mountains of the Cape ...

15 / 02 / 2021 | Mashudu Nndanduleni | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea stokoei

Protea stokoei bush
Common names: pink sugarbush
Family: Proteaceae

... Carolus Harold Porter National Botanical Garden May 2010 Protea stokoei  grows to a height of 2 m, but under ideal ... mm long, 50-70 mm wide, and look similar to those of Protea speciosa. They never open fully. The flower bracts are ... and often visit the flowers during the flowering season. Protea As this is a difficult species to propagate and grow, ...

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

Protea subvestita
Common names: waterlily sugarbush (Eng.); lippeblomsuikerbos (Afr); igwanishe, isiqane (isiXhosa); isiqalaba (isiZulu)
Family: Proteaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden August 2016 Protea subvestita is an upright, bushy, evergreen shrub or ... that remain hairy for long periods (Tony Rebelo 2001). Protea subvestita produces oblong flower heads which are ... and ovary, and the male consists of stamens and anthers. Protea subvestita flower produces a pink style of 55–60 mm ...

29 / 08 / 2016 | Mashudu Nndanduleni | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea susannae

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

... Millennium Seed Bank Project (SANBI) January 2011 Protea susannae is a large, robust, upright shrub arising ... be found from autumn until spring (April to September). Protea susannae occurs in the Overberg area from Stanford to ... kingdom and are specially adapted for these conditions. Protea susannae stores its seeds on the plant in the ...

31 / 01 / 2011 | Olivia Tyambetyu | Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
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