Protea gaguedi J.F. Gmel.

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Protea gaguedi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Protea gaguedi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Protea gaguedi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Protea gaguedi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

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Synonyms: Protea abyssinica Willd.
Common names: African protea (English) Isiqalaba (Ndebele) Mubonda (Shona) Mumhonda (Shona) Musitsuru (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Usually a small tree. Leaves oblong to elliptic, often distinctly sickle-shaped, glabrous, light green to blue-green with the midrib yellowish and prominent. Fl. heads variable, densely hairy, white to pink-tinged, strongly scented; involucral bracts pale green with silvery hairs, with or without a rusty magins. Fruit a hairy nutlet.
Derivation of specific name: gaguedi: an Ethiopian vernacular name
Habitat: In a variety of habitats, often on rocky ground.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Africa from Ethiopia southwards to South Africa; also in Angola and Namibia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 9 September 2006

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 166 - 169. (Includes a picture).

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 74 - 75.

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

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 26 - 27. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 95.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 6. as Protea abyssinica (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 156.


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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 gaguedi., retrieved 26 May 2016

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