Protea lanceolata E.Mey. ex Meisn.

Lance-leaf Sugarbush, Small-white Sugarbush


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub

Size: To 13' tall

Description: 

Erect, upright stems, red when immature. Leaves lance-shaped, rounded tips, hairless, to 3" long. White flowers, outer bracts green with brown margins, inner bracts green-white with red hairs at the base.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.

History: 

Published in Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 14: 240 in 1856.

Native to South Africa.

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Sources of Information

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