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Xhosa Common Names for Proteas

Common Name Language Genus Species
Adlunge Xhosa Pr nitida
Indlungi Xhosa Pr cynaroides
IsAdlunge Xhosa Pr caffra caffra
isAdlunge Xhosa Pr nitida
iSafo Xhosa Fa macnaughtonii
isiQuane Xhosa Pr repens
isiQuane Xhosa Pr subvestita
IsiQwane Xhosa Pr caffra caffra
Isiqwane Xhosa Pr cynaroides
Izadlung ? Pr cynaroides
Magulugulu ? Fa galpinii

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