African Plant Database

Protea caffra Meisn.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 14: 237 (1856) 
Information on the genus : Protea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Protea caffra Meisn. subsp. caffra
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Protea bolusii E. Phillips (1910)
=Protea multibracteata E. Phillips (1910)
=Protea rhodantha Hook. f. (1893)
Taxon infra-specific
Protea caffra Meisn. subsp. caffra
Protea caffra subsp. mafingensis Chisumpa & Brummitt (1987)
Protea caffra subsp. gazensis (Beard) Chisumpa & Brummitt (1987)
Protea caffra subsp. kilimandscharica (Engl.) Chisumpa & Brummitt (1987)
Protea caffra subsp. nyasae (Rendle) Chisumpa & Brummitt (1987)
Protea caffra subsp. falcata (Beard) Lötter (2002)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect shrub 1,5-3(-5) m tall, with stems from a rootstock (in frequently burned places); or small tree, 3-8 m, with single trunk 20-30(-40) cm; bark black, brown or grey with cracks in network; branches 4-12 mm, hairless. Very variable with respect to
Ecology : flowerheads, and length of perianth tube.
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Record n°174199 modified 2006-12-06
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