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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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.
Notes: Var. divaricata (Engl. & Gilg) Beard is a much stouter shrub or small tree, occurring mainly in Brachystegia woodland. It tends to flowers later, between April and July.
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: It is mainly found open grassland and the margins of vleis and woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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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
African Plant Database: Protea angolensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Protea angolensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Protea angolensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Protea angolensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Protea angolensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Protea angolensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Protea angolensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Protea angolensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Protea angolensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Protea angolensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Protea angolensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea angolensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea angolensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Protea angolensis
Tropicos: Protea angolensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Protea angolensis var. angolensis., retrieved 16 July 2019

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