Protea lepidocarpodendron

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Protea lepidocarpodendron
Protea lepidocarpodendron, the Black-bearded Sugar Bush (10699764063).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Subfamily: Proteoideae
Genus: Protea
Species: P. lepidocarpodendron
Binomial name
Protea lepidocarpodendron
Protea lepidocarpodendron.jpg

Protea lepidocarpodendron, the black bearded sugarbush, is a bearded Protea that is placed in the section Speciosae. It grows between one and 2 m tall, with narrowly oblong leaves. Flowerheads are oblong with a purple-black beard and black hairs below the beard. It typically grows in sandstone, fericrete and granite soils in the Western Cape from Cape Town to Kleinmond. It is near-threatened.[1]


  1. ^ T Rabelo: Sasol Proteas; A Field Guide to the Proteas of South Africa: Fernwood Press 1995 / 2nd ed 2001 ISBN 1-874950-40-7