Protea dracomontana Beard

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Protea dracomontana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Mt Nyangani

Protea dracomontana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Mt Nyangani

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Synonyms: Protea inyanganiensis Beard
Common names: Nyanga protea (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Small shrub up to 1 m.
Notes: It is said to need protection from fires and is always found growing among rocks. Sometimes the Zimbabwean species is kept separate as an endemic under the name Protea inyanganiensis Beard, but we have followed FZ and sunk it under P. dracomontana Beard.
Derivation of specific name: inyangani: from Mt Nyangani
Habitat: Peaty tussock grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mt Nyangani, Zimbabwe and in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 May 2009

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Page 183. as Protea inyanganiensis (Includes a picture).

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 67 - 68.


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African Plant Database: Protea dracomontana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Protea dracomontana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Protea dracomontana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Protea dracomontana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Protea dracomontana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Protea dracomontana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Protea dracomontana
Ispot Southern Africa : Protea dracomontana
JSTOR Plant Science: Protea dracomontana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea dracomontana
Tropicos: Protea dracomontana
West African Plants database: Protea dracomontana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Protea dracomontana., retrieved 7 December 2016

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