African Plant Database

Protea asymmetrica Beard
Protologue : Kirkia 3: 195 (1963)
Information on the genus : Protea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub to 1,6 m tall, with numerous simple stems, 7 mm , from a thick rootstock; leaves crowded along the stems, in particular below the flower-heads (not opening symmetrically!).
Ecology : Coarse grassland with scattered shrubs of Philippia, Protea gazensis; c. 2000 m alt. Only known from (Zimbabwe) Chingamwe Plateau (collected in 1954) and W slope of Inyangani Mts. (collected 1956 and 1993). Rare and endangered.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Wild Flrs Rhodesia : (1976).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°82801
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