Protea mundii

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Protea mundii
Protea mundii flower.jpg
P. mundii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Protea
Species: P. mundii
Binomial name
Protea amundii

Protea mundii, the forest sugarbush, is a flowering shrub native to the Cape Provinces of South Africa,[1] growing in forest margins at 200 to 1,300 m (660 to 4,270 ft) elevation. It grows to a height of 8 m (26 ft). The plant has white to ivory flowers, which are attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.[2] The specific name commemorates Johannes Ludwig Leopold Mund, a German natural history collector who was active in the Cape until 1831.

Protea mundii is cultivated as a garden plant.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Protea mundii Klotzsch". GRIN Taxonomy for Plants. USDA. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  2. ^ Protea Atlas Project
  3. ^ University of Connecticut