Protea petiolaris (Hiern) Baker
subsp. petiolaris

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Protea petiolaris subsp. petiolaris

Katanga Province, DRC;
Mrt 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Small straggling tree to 10 m tall. Leaves petiolate or subpetiolate, 1-3(4) cm broad.
Key to subspecies petiolaris: Limb of perianth (10)12-14(15) mm long; heads c. 5 cm long; claw densely hairy inside lower half.
Type location:
Notes: Widespread, mostly on soils of no agricultural potential. Least concern.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Woodland on Kalahari Sand
Altitude range: 1000 - 1670 m
Flowering time:Mar - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Zambia and Malawi; elsewhere Angola, D.R. Congo
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,W
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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. (Includes a picture).

Beard, J.S. (1992). The Proteas of Tropical Africa Kangaroo Press Pages 76 - 77. Illustrated by Lura Ripley (Includes a picture).

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Protea petiolaris
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Protea petiolaris
Plants of the World Online: 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. petiolaris., retrieved 24 July 2024

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