African Plant Database

Protea wentzeliana Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 298 (1901); Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 298 (1901) [1902] 
Information on the genus : Protea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Protea crinita Beard (1963) (1963), non Thunb. (1781).
=*Protea kingaensis auct. sensu Meikle & Brenan in Mem. New York Bot.Gard.
=Protea neocrinita Beard
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Subshrub 0,6-1,5 m tall, with numerous slender simple stems 2 mm , woolly, becoming glabrous with reddish bark, arising from woody rootstock; leaves twisted.
Ecology : Montane grassland, remnants of Erica fynbos, low scrub; also volcanic ash; 1200-2000(-2700) m alt. Gap in distribution: C Angola – SE tropical Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa Proteaceae: 22-23

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 47: t.1879 (1983).
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carte afrique num 82797
Record n°82797
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