Protea angolensis

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Protea angolensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Protea
Species:
P. angolensis
Binomial name
Protea angolensis
Welw.

Protea angolensis, the northern sugarbush, is a dwarf, multistemmed shrub or small straggling tree occurring in open wooded grassland. This species occurs mainly in Zimbabwe and to a limited extent in Mozambique.

The leaves are leathery and hairless and the flowerheads are solitary with the involucral bracts a pale green to bright pink or red colour. The flowers are white to dark pink. The fruit is a densely hairy nut.

References[edit]

  • van Wyk, B. and van Wyk, P. 1997. Field Guide to trees of South Africa. Struik, Cape Town
  • Pooley, E. 2005. A Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. National Floral Publications Trust, Durban