Protea madiensis Oliv.
subsp. madiensis

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Protea madiensis subsp. madiensis

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

Protea madiensis subsp. madiensis

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

Protea madiensis subsp. madiensis

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

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Synonyms: Protea bequaertii De Wild.
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Status: Native
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.
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Worldwide distribution: From southern Nigeria and Ethiopia to Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Mc,C
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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).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 104. (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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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Protea madiensis subsp. madiensis., retrieved 29 November 2023

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