Protea L.
  • Mant. Pl. 187, 194, 328. 1771.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Protea L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000031249. Accessed on: 31 Mar 2020'

Morphology

Fruit an obconic achene, with the long straight brown hairs persistent

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    Ovary scarcely differentiated from the base of the style, dotted with long stiff brown hairs exceeding itself in length, with a single ovule; style not flattened, glabrous or rarely hairy at the base, terminated by a linear pollen-presenter

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    Flowers in dense heads 3-15 cm. in diameter surrounded by a conspicuous multiseriate involucre of bracts; bracts spirally arranged to form several overlapping series, grading from very small in the outer series to elongate and almost equalling to exceeding the flowers in the inner series, sometimes brightly coloured, glabrous to tomentose; involucral receptacle flat to conical

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    Perianth abaxial segment separating completely from the 3 adaxial segments which remain fused for ± their entire length

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    Erect or prostrate suffrutices or branching shrubs or trees up to 8(-10) m. high

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    Leaves linear to subcircular, sessile to shortly petiolate, entire, often coriaceous, glabrous to tomentose

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    Trees up to 10 m high, or shrubs, or erect or prostrate suffrutices.

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    Leaves linear to suborbicular, sessile to petiolate, entire, usually rather coriaceous, glabrous to tomentose.

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    Flowers in dense heads 3–15 cm diameter, surrounded by a conspicuous involucre of bracts; bracts spirally arranged and forming several overlapping series, grading from very small in the outer series to elongate and almost equalling to exceeding the flowers in the inner series, sometimes brightly coloured, glabrous to tomentose; involucral receptacle flat to conical.

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    Perianth abaxial segment separating completely from the 3 adaxial segments which remain fused for ± their entire length.

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    Ovary scarcely differentiated from the base of the style, clothed with long stiff brown hairs exceeding itself in length, with a single ovule; style not flattened, glabrous or rarely hairy at the base, terminated by a linear pollen-presenter.

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    Fruit an obconic achene, with the long straight brown hairs persistent.

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