Protea obtusifolia H.Buek ex Meisn.

Bredasdorp Protea, Limestone Protea, Limestone Sugarbush, Bredasdorp Sugarbush, Stilbay Sugarbush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub

Size: From 6 to 3' tall and wider


Upright, rounded form. Leaves lance-shaped, prominent mid-rib, narrower at base, dark green, leathery. Flowers white tinged with pink, bracts cream at base to red-pink at tips.

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Published in Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 14: 235 in 1856.

Synonym Protea calocephala Meisn.


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