Protea coronata

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Protea coronata
Protea coronata flower.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Subfamily: Proteoideae
Genus: Protea
Species: P. coronata
Binomial name
Protea coronata
Lam.

Protea coronata is an erect shrub usually growing 2 to 3 metres tall, but known to reach 5 metres. It produces an apple-green flowerhead and lanceolate leaves, turning purple-green around the flowerhead. Its stems are hairy. It flowers between April and September. The plant grows in dense stands on heavy clay soils in the Western Cape, South Africa.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ as well as the van Stadens region of the Eastern Cape. T Rebelo: Sasol Proteas; A Field Guide to the Proteas of South Africa: Fernwood Press 1995 / 2nd ed 2001 ISBN 1-874950-40-7