African Plant Database

Protea gaguedi J.F. Gmel.
Protologue : Syst. Nat., ed. 13[bis] 2(1): 225 (1791)
Information on the genus : Protea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Protea abyssinica Willd. (1753)
=Protea chrysolepis Engl. & Gilg (1903)
=Protea trigona E. Phillips (1910)
=Protea manikensis De Wild. (1914)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or gnarled tree 2-4(-8) m, much-branched; trunk 10-15 cm , with pale brown corky, flaky bark; stems first densely hairy; leaves bright red when young, becoming glaucous, deciduous after frost. Very variable with respect to morphology.
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Ecology : towards lower altitudes and in S part of area) and ecology. Open Brachystegia woodland; grassland; heathland or exposed rocky places at high altitudes; Kalahari sand in SW tropical Africa; 900-2900 m alt.. Also in S Sudan (Imatong Mts.)
  Closely allied to P. welwitschii; resembling P. caffra subsp. kilimandscharica (confusion possible)
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 2 - 3 m. Alt 600 - 1400 m. Distribution: NAM, KN, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa Proteaceae: 17-19
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 1: t.22 (1921).
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 32: t.1280 (1958).
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Record n°82689 modified 2008-05-23
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