Protea subulifolia (Salisb. ex Knight) Rourke

Awl-leaf Sugarbush, Needle-leaf Sugarbush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub

Size: To 28" tall and 20" wide


Low growing. Needle-like foliage. Small flower at the base of the stems with red bracts and yeasty smell.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in J. S. African Bot. 40(4): 299 in 1974. Native to South Africa.

Basionym Pleuranthe subulifolia Salisb. ex Knight.

Synonym Protea acerosa R.Br.

ProteaWorldOnline lists Pleuranthe ericaefolia Salisb. ex Knight, Protea virgata Andrews.


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