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Protea madiensis Oliv.
Information on the genus : Protea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Protea madiensis Oliv. subsp. madiensis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Protea argyrophaea Hutch. (1921)
=*Protea bequaertii var. pilosa Hauman (1948)
=Protea bequaertii De Wild. (1913)
=Protea elliottii var. angustifolia Keay
=Protea madiensis var. angustifolia (Keay) Beard
=Protea madiensis var. elliottii (C.H. Wright) Beard
=Protea elliottii C.H. Wright (1909)
=Protea madiensis var. claessensii De Wild.
=Protea madiensis var. pilosa (Engl.) Hauman
=Protea madiensis f. pilosa Engl. (1902)
=Protea madiensis var. sublucida De Wild.
Taxon infra-specific
Protea madiensis Oliv. subsp. madiensis
Protea madiensis subsp. occidentalis (Beard) Chisumpa & Brummitt (1987)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Branching shrub or tree 1-4(-6) m tall; main stem to 12 cm, bark thick, black, fissured; young branches pubescent, becoming ±glabrous and rusty red.
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Ecology : Upland grassland, 1500-2280 m alt.; sometimes in miombo woodland, 500-1500 m alt. (-1900 m, Kenya; -2100 m, Rwanda).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 68
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:323 (2012)
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 361
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