Protea tenax (Salisb.) R.Br.

Tenacious Sugarbush, Foetid Erodendrum, Long-leaf Erodendrum, Small-mountain Sugarbush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Groundcover

Size: To 13' wide


Trailing plant. Linear foliage, cream bracts with red tips and red flowers.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

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Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 88 in 1810.

Basionym Erodendrum tenax Salisb.

Synonym Protea acaulis var. cockscombensis Archibald.

ProteaWorldOnline lists: Protea undulata E.Phillips, Erodendrum foetidum Salisb. ex Knight, Protea longifolia Salisb., 'canaliculata RBr', 'laevis Sims'.


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