Protea welwitschii

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Cluster-head sugarbush
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Flower head and habit
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Protea
P. welwitschii
Binomial name
Protea welwitschii

Protea welwitschii, the cluster-head sugarbush, is a multistemmed shrub or small gnarled tree occurring in grassland and bushveld. Leaves are bluish green and hairy at the base when mature. Flowers usually in clusters of 3 or 4. Fruit is a densely hairy nut.

The species is widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara.[1]


  1. ^ "Protea welwitschii Engl". African Plant Database. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  • 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