Protea roupelliae Meisn.

Silver Sugarbush, Drakensberg Sugarbush, Roupell's Sugarbush, Transvaal-silverleaf Sugarbush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Tree

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 26' tall


Grey-green leaves with prominent mid-rib. Dark red flowers, red folded bracts.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

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Published in Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 14: 237 in 1856.

Synonym Protea incana Hort. ex Meisn.

ProteaWorldOnline also lists:

Protea lanuginosa K.Schum., Protea rudatisii Engl., Protea transvaaliensis Gand. & Schinz.


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