Protea petiolaris (Engl. ex Hiern) Baker & C.H. Wright
subsp. elegans Chisumpa & Brummitt

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Protea petiolaris subsp. elegans

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Serenje District, Kundalila Falls, Kanona.

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Status: Native
Small straggling tree to 10 m tall. Leaves petiolate or subpetiolate, 1-3(4) cm broad. Key to the subspecies elegans: Limb of perianth (14)16-20 mm long; heads 5.5-7 cm long; claw glabrous inside or with few short hairs at the margin only.
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Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Regional Distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe; elsewhere D.R. Congo, Tanzania.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 187 - 189. as Protea petiolaris (Includes a picture).

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.

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 70 - 71.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 175.

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 69.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea petiolaris
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JSTOR Plant Science: Protea petiolaris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea petiolaris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea petiolaris
The Plant List (version 1.1): Protea petiolaris
Tropicos: Protea petiolaris

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 petiolaris subsp. elegans., retrieved 18 December 2017

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