Protea asymmetrica Beard

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Protea asymmetrica

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Mt Nyangani, Nyanga

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Common names: Asymmetrical protea (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Small shrub, up to 1.5 m, named for its typically asymmetrical flower heads.
Notes: The main population consists of a dense colony in coarse grassland, but smaller populations are known from Mt Nyangani and the Ringing Rock Botanical Reserve on the Wattle Co estates near Mtarazi.
Derivation of specific name: asymmetrica: with asymmetric flower heads
Habitat: In grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 2000 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Endemic to the Nyanga area of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Thursday 23 March 2006

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 195 - 196. (Includes a picture).

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

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

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea asymmetrica
African Plant Database: Protea asymmetrica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Protea asymmetrica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Protea asymmetrica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Protea asymmetrica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Protea asymmetrica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Protea asymmetrica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Protea asymmetrica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Protea asymmetrica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Protea asymmetrica
Ispot Southern Africa: Protea asymmetrica
JSTOR Plant Science: Protea asymmetrica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea asymmetrica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea asymmetrica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Protea asymmetrica
Tropicos: Protea asymmetrica

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 asymmetrica., retrieved 22 April 2019

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