Protea rupestris R.E. Fr.

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Protea rupestris

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Lusaka E, Chiawa GMA

Protea rupestris

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Mpika-Serenje, Mpumba.

Protea rupestris

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Mpika-Serenje, Mpumba.

Protea rupestris

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mpika-Serenje, Mpumba.

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Status: Native
Description:
A sparsely branched tree to 8-10 m high, perhaps the tallest of the Proteas. Leaves 5.5-12 times as long as broad; 1.3-2.7(3.3) cm broad. Bracts red or pink towards the tips, occasionally cream coloured.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rupestris = amongst rocks
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Flowering time:Apr - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Regional Distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique; also in Angola, D.R. Congo and Tanzania.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Literature:

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 162 - 163. (Includes a picture).

Beard, J.S. (1992). The Proteas of Tropical Africa Kangaroo Press Pages 38 - 40. Illustrated by Lura Ripley (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).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 105. (Includes a picture).

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 71 - 73. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Protea rupestris:

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Flora of Malawi: Protea rupestris
Flora of Zambia: Protea rupestris

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea rupestris
African Plant Database: Protea rupestris
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Protea rupestris
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Protea rupestris
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Protea rupestris
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Protea rupestris
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Protea rupestris
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Protea rupestris
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Protea rupestris
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Protea rupestris
JSTOR Plant Science: Protea rupestris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea rupestris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea rupestris
The Plant List (version 1.1): Protea rupestris
Tropicos: Protea rupestris


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Protea rupestris.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=176270, retrieved 19 June 2019

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