Protea madiensis Oliv.
subsp. madiensis

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Protea madiensis subsp. madiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes below Namuli Peak, Zambezia, Mozambique

Protea madiensis subsp. madiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes below Namuli Peak, Zambezia, Mozambique

Protea madiensis subsp. madiensis

Photo: Alan Gardiner
Slopes below Namuli Peak, Zambezia, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Protea bequaertii De Wild.
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Status: Native
Description:
Large shrub or small tree. Leaves narrowly to broadly elliptic, ovate or obovate, up to 21 × 11 cm, hairless except when very young. Flower heads terminal, 10-17 cm in diameter. Bracts pale creamy-white to brown, often with a pink tip, covered with soft appressed hairs, flowers creamy-white; perianth base and claw hairy, limb hairless.
Notes: Note: this species may be confused in the field with P. angolensis var. divaricata. That species, however, has the perianth claw hairless and the limb hairy, and is not normally found in montane grassland.
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Habitat: Occurring in montane grassland, sometimes in miombo woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: From southern Nigeria and Ethiopia to Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T
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Content last updated: Friday 31 July 2009
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 76 - 77. (Includes a picture).

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 156 - 160. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 230. (Includes a picture).

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 62 - 64. (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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea madiensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea madiensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea madiensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Protea madiensis
Tropicos: Protea madiensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Protea madiensis subsp. madiensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=176250, retrieved 21 October 2018

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