Protea enervis Wild

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Protea enervis

Photo: Rawdon Goodier
Chimanimani Mts

Protea enervis

Photo: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave area, Chimanimani N.P.

Protea enervis

Photo: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave area, Chimanimani N.P.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Suffrutex with simple prostrate stems radiating from a woody rootstock; leaves and heads pointing upwards. Leaves up to 5 mm wide, linear to linear-lanceolate, falcate, acute, glabrous. Heads 4.5-8 cm in diameter; inner bracts shorter to about equalling the flowers. Flowers pink.
Derivation of specific name: enervis: without nerves, perhaps referring to the inconspicuous veins on the leaves
Habitat: Montane sandy grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1680 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Chimanimani mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Tuesday 3 April 2007

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 190 - 191. (Includes a picture).

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 85.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 137.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea enervis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea enervis
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Tropicos: Protea enervis

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 enervis., retrieved 23 September 2017

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