Protea paludosa (Hiern) Engl.
subsp. secundifolia (Hauman) Chisumpa & Brummitt

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Protea paludosa subsp. secundifolia

Dry dambo in sandy loam soil
Lumwana areas
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Protea paludosa subsp. secundifolia

Dry dambo in sandy loam soil
Lumwana areas
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Protea paludosa subsp. secundifolia

Dry dambo in sandy loam soil
Lumwana areas
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Protea paludosa subsp. secundifolia

Dry dambo in sandy loam soil
Lumwana areas
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Protea secundifolia Hauman
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Suffretex with several horizontal or prostrate simple stems up to 30(40) cm long radiating from a woody rootsock; stems smooth, glabrous or with long irregular spreading or appressed hairs; leaves projecting upwards, 6-10 x (0.2)0.3-0.5(0.7) cm, 10-25(40) times as long as broad, linear, parallel sided or tapered very gradually from near base to apex, glabrous or with sparse irregular hairs particularly at the margin; flower heads 8-12 cm in diameter borne at stem apex; middle bracts 2-3.3 x 0.6-1.3 cm, glabrous except for the ciliate margin; inner bracts (4)5-7 x 0.3-0.7 cm, linear, usually longitudinally inrolled, clearly exceeding the flowers, resembling the middle bracts in indumentum; flowers white, 3-4(5) cm; perianth base glabrous or with short hairs near the lower margin inside, limb 10-12(17) mm long with sparse to dense long appressed to ascending hairs at least on the 3 fused segments and with tuft of dense hairs at apex; style glabrous.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: paludosa: marshy, swampy or boggy
secundifolia: referring to the leaves all turned towards the same side.
Habitat: In dambos or woodland on Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: 1380 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Angola through Zambia to DRC.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 28 May 2019
Literature:

Beard, J.S. (1963). The genus Protea in Tropical Africa Kirkia 3 Pages 194 - 195. as Protea secundifolia (Includes a picture).

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 84 - 85.

Other sources of information about Protea paludosa subsp. secundifolia:

External websites:

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


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 paludosa subsp. secundifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=190520, retrieved 19 September 2019

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