Protea angolensis Welw.
var. trichanthera (Baker) Brummitt

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Protea angolensis var. trichanthera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main road from Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

Protea angolensis var. trichanthera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main road from Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

Protea angolensis var. trichanthera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main road from Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

Protea angolensis var. trichanthera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main road from Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Protea homblei De Wild.
Protea trichanthera Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Branching shrub up to 4 m high, rarely taller. Leaves more or less broadly elliptic or obovate, usually 12–20 cm long, 1–3 times as long as broad, usually dark blueish green; rather abruptly narrowed in the lower third. Heads 10–16 cm diameter. Bracts usually persistently silvery hairy, sometimes becoming hairless towards the margin. Flowers bright rose pink.
Notes: A very attractive plant with bright pink flowerheads. See var. divaricata for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola, although this particular variety does not occur there.
Habitat: In Miombo woodland and submontane wooded grassland.
Altitude range: 1100 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern DRC, Tanzania, northern Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 16 December 2019
Literature:

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 155 - 156. as forma trichanthera

Beard, J.S. (1992). The Proteas of Tropical Africa Kangaroo Press Pages 34 - 37. as forma trichanthera (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 230.

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 67.

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 74 - 75. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 40. as Protea homblei

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea angolensis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Protea angolensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea angolensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea angolensis
Plants of the World Online: Protea angolensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Protea angolensis
Tropicos: Protea angolensis
Wikipedia: Protea angolensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Protea angolensis var. trichanthera.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=190420, retrieved 29 May 2020

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