Protea wentzeliana Engl.

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Protea wentzeliana

Photo: Neil Crouch
Base camp to hut, Chimanimani N.P.

Protea wentzeliana

Photo: Neil Crouch
Base camp to hut, Chimanimani N.P.

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Synonyms: Protea crinita Beard
Protea neocrinita Beard
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub with many, mostly unbranched stems to to 1.5 m tall. Leaves up to 12 cm long, dull green, leathery, covered in shaggy appressed hairs when young, becoming hairless when older. Flower heads mostly 7-9 cm in diameter, bracts usually brownish with a pink tip, brownish to greyish hairy when young, usually remaining strongly ciliate at the margins. Flowers 3.5-5.5 cm long, white, sometimes pink-tinged at the apex.
Notes: This species was formerly described as P. neocrinita and was considered endemic to the Chimanimani Mts. More recently this taxon has proven to be conspecific with P. wentzeliana, which also occurs elsewhere in Africa.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Central Angola, southern Tanzania, Malawi and the Chimanimani Mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 9 February 2010
Literature:

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Page 197. as Protea crinita (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 233.

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 77 - 78.

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


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea wentzeliana
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West African Plants database: Protea wentzeliana


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 wentzeliana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120820, retrieved 30 July 2016

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