Protea petiolaris (Engl. ex Hiern) Baker & C.H. Wright
subsp. elegans Chisumpa & Brummitt

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Protea petiolaris subsp. elegans

Kanona, Kundalila Falls
Jun 1992
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Status: Native
Small straggling tree to 10 m tall. Leaves petiolate or subpetiolate, 1-3(4) cm broad. Key to the subspecies elegans: Limb of perianth (14)16-20 mm long; heads 5.5-7 cm long; claw glabrous inside or with few short hairs at the margin only.
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Habitat: Miombo woodland, montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2280 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,C
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Monday 28 November 2016

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 187 - 189. as Protea petiolaris (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.

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).

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

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 70 - 71.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 175.

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

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 85. as Protea petiolaris

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

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 97.

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Flora of Malawi: Protea petiolaris subsp. elegans
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea petiolaris
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Wikipedia: Protea petiolaris

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Protea petiolaris subsp. elegans., retrieved 27 May 2024

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