Protea laurifolia Thunb.

Laurel Protea, Laurel-leaf Protea, Grey-leaf Sugarbush, Laurel Sugarbush, Fringed Sugarbush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Tree

Size: To 30' tall


Shrub or small tree, well-branched, upright. Leaves elliptical, to 5" long, prominent mid-rib, glaucous, grey-green. Flowers pale pink to cream, hairy, thick beard on the inner bracts, beard is black or white.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.


Published in Nova Acta Acad. Sci. Imp. Petrop. Hist. Acad. 15: 464 in 1806.

Synonyms of Protea marginata Thunb., Protea comigera Stapf.

ProteaWorldOnline also lists:

Erodendrum angustum Salisb. ex Knight.


Sources of Information

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