Protea angolensis Welw.
var. divaricata (Engl. & Gilg) Beard

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Protea angolensis var. divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, area below dam wall

Protea angolensis var. divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, area below dam wall

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Synonyms:
Common names: Angolan protea (English) Northern protea (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves oblanceolate to elliptic, light green to bluish-green. Flowerheads up to 10 cm in diameter; bracts pale green, flushed with red; flowers white, sometimes flushed with rose-pink. See var. angolensis for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland and wooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1360 - 1620 m
Flowering time:Apr - Jul
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 28 December 2005
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 76 - 77. (Includes a picture).

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 154 - 155.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 230. (Includes a picture).

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 66 - 67.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 166.

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 352 - 355. as Protea angolensis (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 5. as Protea angolensis

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 235.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 37, plate 58

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Page 75.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea angolensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Protea angolensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Protea angolensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Protea angolensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Protea angolensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Protea angolensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Protea angolensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Protea angolensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Protea angolensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Protea angolensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea angolensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea angolensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Protea angolensis
Tropicos: Protea angolensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Protea angolensis var. divaricata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120720, retrieved 20 October 2017

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