Protea acaulos

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Protea acaulos
Protea acaulos (as P. glaucophylla) (Paradisus Londinensis 11).jpg
Illustration from The Paradisus Londinensis, 1805
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Protea
Species: P. acaulos
Binomial name
Protea acaulos
(L.) Reich.[1]
  • Leucadendron acaulon L.
  • Protea acaulis Thunb.
  • Protea glaucophylla Salisb.

Protea acaulos (common ground sugarbush) is a flowering plant found in western Cape Province, South Africa. It grows as a dwarf or creeping shrub with a maximum height of around 30 cm.[1] It is a member of the "acid sand fynbos complex" of plants, adapted to the regular occurrence of fires.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Protea acaulos (L.) Reichard", African plants database, Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute, retrieved 2013-09-30 
  2. ^ Mergili, M. & Privett, S. (2008), "Vegetation and vegetation-environment relationships at Grootbos Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa" (PDF), Bothalia, 38 (1): 89, retrieved 2013-09-30