Protea dracomontana Beard

Drakensberg Sugarbush,Alpine Sugarbush, Drakensberg Dwarf Sugarbush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Size: To 5' tall


Erect. Red stems. Leaves elliptical to 5.5" long, leathery, blue-green. Inflorescences white to pink, red bracts.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in Bothalia 7: 53 in 1958.

Native to South Africa.

ProteaWorldOnline shows Protea inyanganiensis Beard as a synonym.


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