Protea angolensis Welw.
var. angolensis

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Protea angolensis var. angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Headlands, nr Halfway House

Protea angolensis var. angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Headlands, nr Halfway House

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Synonyms: Protea chionantha Engl. & Gilg
Protea urundinensis Hauman
Protea wangenheimii Engl.
Common names: Angolan protea (English) Northern protea (English)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Dwarf shrub, up to 60 cm, dying back each year after winter frosts or fires. Heads (6)8–12 cm diameter. Bracts silvery velvety when young but often becoming hairless over most of the surface. Flowers white. Perianth claw with long whitish hairs inside and occasionally outside.
Notes: Var. divaricata (Engl. & Gilg) Beard is a much stouter shrub or small tree, occurring mainly in Brachystegia woodland. It tends to flower later, between April and July.
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: It is mainly found in open grassland and on the margins of vleis and woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Western Angola, southern DRC, Burundi, southern and western Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 15 December 2007

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 151 - 154. (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. (Includes a picture).

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 64 - 66.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 166.

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.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 37, plate 57

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 74 - 75. as Protea angolensis (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Protea angolensis var. angolensis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea angolensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea angolensis
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Wikipedia: Protea angolensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Protea angolensis var. angolensis., retrieved 20 May 2024

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