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Protea amplexicaulis

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

... National Botanical Garden August 2015 Protea amplexicaulis is a low-growing, sprawling shrub that varies in size ... like small mammals, such as mice and shrews. This protea is grouped in the rodent sugarbushes, with Protea cordata (heart-leaf sugarbush), P. decurrens (linear-leaf ...

31 / 08 / 2015 | Aimee Plutsick | Kirstenbosch 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 aristata

Protea aristata, flowerhead.
Common names: Ladismith sugarbush (Eng.); klein-den-suikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garde January 2016 Protea aristata falls within the group of ‘true’ sugarbushes which are ... to a year and allow more time for seed collection. Protea aristata is endemic to the Klein Swartberg (a misleading name for the ...

25 / 01 / 2016 | Megan Blatchford | 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 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 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 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 cordata

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

... National Botanical Garden July 2013 Protea cordata is an erect, multi-stemmed, perennial dwarf shrub, growing to ... flowers at ground level is typical of the rodent pollinated protea species such as  Protea amplexicaulis ,  P. humiflora ,  P. ...

15 / 07 / 2013 | Jane Forrester | Harold Porter 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 cryophila

Protea cryophila
Common names: snow protea, snowball protea (Eng.); sneeuprotea, sneeublom (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... time is mid- to late summer (January to March). Protea cryophila is confined to the Cederberg in the Western Cape Province of ... and 22.9oC in summer (Mucina & Rutherford 2006). Protea cryophila is well adapted to fires, which can occur any time between 8 ...

24 / 10 / 2016 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch 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 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 grandiceps

Protea grandiceps
Common names: red sugarbush, red protea (Eng.); rooisuikerbos, rooisuikerkan (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden May 2016 Protea grandiceps is an evergreen, compact, rounded shrub that grows about ... The pollen presenter is exposed at the tip of the style. Protea grandiceps begins to flower in spring, from September, and produces ...

08 / 05 / 2016 | Mashudu Nndanduleni | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Protea lacticolor

Protea lacticolor 
Common names: Hottentot’s Holland sugarbush, hottentot sugarbush, hottentot white sugarbush (Eng.), witsuikerbos, hottentotwitsuikerbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden April 2017 Protea lacticolor is an erect shrub or a small tree that grows from 2 m up ... and ovary, and the male consists of the stamen and anther. Protea lacticolor produces oblong to narrowly obconic inflorescences, ...

24 / 04 / 2017 | Mashudu Nndanduleni | 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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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 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 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 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 leaves, often ... of flowers, that is longer than the involucral bracts. Protea longifolia flowers from autumn until spring, (May to September) and ...

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

... Botanical Garden January 2014     Protea magnifica is indeed a variable protea, ranging from small erect trees of about 3m in height, to low sprawling ...

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