Overview

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Derivation of specific name

angolensis: of Angola
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Description

Shrub or small tree. Leaves oblanceolate to elliptic, light green to bluish-green. Flowerheads up to 10 cm in diameter; bracts pale green, flushed with red; flowers white, sometimes flushed with rose-pink. See var. angolensis for comparison.
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Derivation of specific name

angolensis: of Angola
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Description

Dwarf shrub, up to 60 cm, dying back each year after winter frosts or fires.
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Derivation of specific name

angolensis: of Angola
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Ecology

Population Biology

Frequency

Frequent
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Frequency

Occasional
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Wikipedia

Protea angolensis

Protea angolensis (northern sugarbush) is a dwarf, multistemmed shrub or small straggling tree occurring in open wooded grassland. This species occurs mainly in Zimbabwe and to a limited extent in Mozambique.

The leaves are leathery and hairless and the flowerheads are solitary with the involucral bracts a pale green to bright pink or red colour. The flowers are white to dark pink. The fruit is a densely hairy nut.

References[edit]

  • van Wyk, B. and van Wyk, P. 1997. Field Guide to trees of South Africa. Struik, Cape Town
  • Pooley, E. 2005. A Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. National Floral Publications Trust, Durban


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