Protea matonchiana Chisumpa & Brummitt

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Protea matonchiana

Dry upper edges of dambo in Kalahari sand
Muchana dambo, Mwinilunga Distr
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Protea matonchiana

Dry upper edges of dambo in Kalahari sand
Muchana dambo, Mwinilunga Distr
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Protea matonchiana

Dry upper edges of dambo in Kalahari sand
Muchana dambo, Mwinilunga Distr
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Suffretex with erect simple stems up to 30 cm high; stems appressed pubescent; leaves (5)9-12 x (1.6)2-5 cm, 3-4 times as long as broad, narrowly elliptic, subcuneate to rounded at the base, rounded or slightly emarginated at the apex with sparse long appressec hairs, leathery with prominent veins; flower heads c. 7 cm in diameter; middle bracts c. 2 x 1.3 cm, rounded, appressed-tomentose or glabrescent on their distal parts; inner bracts 3-3.5 x 0.5-1 cm, linear-oblong, resembling the middle bracts in indumentum; flowers white or pink-tinged 2.8-3.3 cm long; perianth base glabrous except in the upper part, claw villous outside and inside, limb villous throughout or the fourth segment subglabrescent except at the apex; style glabrous.
Type location:
Zambia
Notes: Red Data list status: Limited distribution, most likely LR-nt
Derivation of specific name: matonchiana: of matonchi, the area of the type specimen
Habitat: Open dambo on Kalahari sand
Altitude range: 1400 m (approx)
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Only known from North-Western Province of Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Thursday 10 October 2019
Literature:

Beard, J.S. (1992). The Proteas of Tropical Africa Kangaroo Press Page 66.

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 79.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea matonchiana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Protea matonchiana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Protea matonchiana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Protea matonchiana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Protea matonchiana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Protea matonchiana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Protea matonchiana
iNaturalist: Protea matonchiana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Protea matonchiana
JSTOR Plant Science: Protea matonchiana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea matonchiana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea matonchiana
Plants of the World Online: Protea matonchiana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Protea matonchiana
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Wikipedia: Protea matonchiana


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Protea matonchiana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=190480, retrieved 19 October 2019

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