Protea dracomontana Beard

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Protea dracomontana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Mt Nyangani

Protea dracomontana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Mt Nyangani

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Synonyms: Protea inyanganiensis Beard
Common names: Nyanga protea (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Small shrub up to 1 m.
Notes: It is said to need protection from fires and is always found growing among rocks. Sometimes the Zimbabwean species is kept separate as an endemic under the name Protea inyanganiensis Beard, but we have followed FZ and sunk it under P. dracomontana Beard.
Derivation of specific name: inyangani: from Mt Nyangani
Habitat: Peaty tussock grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mt Nyangani, Zimbabwe and in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 May 2009

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Page 183. as Protea inyanganiensis (Includes a picture).

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 67 - 68.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 182.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 145. As Protea inyanganiensis

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. as Protea inyanganiensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea dracomontana
African Plant Database: Protea dracomontana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Protea dracomontana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Protea dracomontana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Protea dracomontana
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iNaturalist: Protea dracomontana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Protea dracomontana
JSTOR Plant Science: Protea dracomontana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea dracomontana
Plants of the World Online: Protea dracomontana
Tropicos: Protea dracomontana
Wikipedia: Protea dracomontana

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 dracomontana., retrieved 18 June 2024

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