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Protea welwitschii Engl.
Protologue : Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 2: 196 (1892); Hochgebirgsfl. Afrika 196 (1892)
Information on the genus : Protea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Leucadendron welwitschii Hiern (1900)
=*Protea hirta Klotzsch non L.non L.
=Protea hirta subsp. glabrescens Beard non L.
=Protea welwitschii subsp. glabrescens (Beard) Beard (1963)
=Protea welwitschii subsp. hirta Beard (1963)
=Protea abyssinica var. adolphi-fridericii Engl.
=Protea welwitschii subsp. adolphi-friderici (Engl.) Beard (1963)
=Protea abyssinica var. brevifolia Engl.
=Protea congensis Engl. (1902)
=Protea eickii Engl. (1902)
=Protea kirkii C. H. Wright (1909)
=Protea welwitschii subsp. melliodora (Engl. & Gilg) Beard (1963)
=Protea leucoblepharis (Hiern) Baker
=Leucadendron leucoblepharis Hiern (1900)
=Protea welwitschii var. melliodora (Engl. & Gilg) Beard
=Protea melliodora Engl. & Gilg (1903)
=Protea myrsinifolia Engl. & Gilg (1903)
=Protea obtusifolia De Wild. (1921)
=Protea swynnertonii S. Moore (1911)
=Protea uhehensis Engl. (1900)
=Protea welwitschii var. goetzeana (Engl.) Beard
=Protea goetzeana Engl. (1902)
=Protea welwitschii subsp. goetzeana (Engl.) Beard (1963)
=Protea welwitschii subsp. mocoensis Beard (1963)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched shrub to bushy tree 1-3(-5) m tall; main trunk gnarled, to 30 cm , with brown-black irregularly fissured bark. Polymorphic species which has been divided into 7 subspp. by Beard (1963).
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Ecology : Habitats variable: Brachystegia woodland, ericaceous fynbos, but usually in montane grassland; 1800-2900 m alt. or wet grassy places to 1220 m (E Afr.); valley grassland (dambos) and occasionally in grassland; 1500-2400 m (C & SE trop. Afr.).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Shrub, Dwarf shrub- Ht 0.5 - 4 m. Alt 300 - 2000 m. Distribution: LES, GA, KN

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa Proteaceae: 19-21

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 41: t.1630 (1971).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 545 (2006).
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carte afrique num 82794
Record n°82794
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