Protea gaguedi J.F. Gmel.

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Protea gaguedi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Protea gaguedi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Protea gaguedi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Protea gaguedi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

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Synonyms: Protea abyssinica Willd.
Common names: African protea (English)
Frequency: Rare.
Status: Native
Usually a small tree. Leaves oblong to elliptic, often distinctly sickle-shaped, hairless except for a few hairs near the base of the leafblade, light green to blue-green with the midrib yellowish and prominent. Flower heads variable, densely hairy, white to pink-tinged, strongly scented; involucral bracts pale green with silvery hairs, with or without a rusty margin. Fruit a hairy nutlet.
Derivation of specific name: gaguedi: an Ethiopian vernacular name
Habitat: In a variety of habitats, often on rocky ground.
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Africa from Ethiopia southwards to South Africa; also in Angola and Namibia
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 166 - 169. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 103. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 45.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 74 - 75.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 169 - 170. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 5.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 235.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 26 - 27. (Includes a picture).

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 30 - 31. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 69.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 95.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 6. as Protea abyssinica (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 156.

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Flora of Botswana: Protea gaguedi
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Flora of Zambia: Protea gaguedi
Flora of Zimbabwe: Protea gaguedi

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea gaguedi
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Wikipedia: Protea gaguedi

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Protea gaguedi., retrieved 25 June 2024

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