Protea nitida Mill.

Large-flower Erodendrum, Proud Protea, Tree Protea, Wagon Tree Sugarbush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Tree

Size: To 35' tall usually smaller


Large trees with usable timber. Bark grey-white. Leaves blue-green, red when immature. Large, green-white flowers.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.


Published in Gard. Dict., ed. 8 #3 in 1768.

Native to South Africa.

Synonyms Protea grandiflora Thunb.,

Protea arborea Houtt.

ProteaWorldOnline lists: Protea reticulata Thunb.,

Protea marginata Lam.


Sources of Information

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