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IDM Cape Peninsula - King Protea - Protea cynaroides

A solid black dot indicates where the species is found.

Protea cynaroides - King Sugarbush has a multistemmed habit, leaves with a long stalk, and involucral bracts covered with white fur.

Although it is usually encountered as scattered plants, it is widespread and thus gives a good coverage in the atlas data. Pr cyna is present on all the higher laying sandstone areas, especially in rocky areas, but appears to be very scarce on Chapmans Peak and Karbonkelberg. It is curiously absent south of Smiths Farm in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Interestingly, there is a herbarium record from Bergvliet, but we have no atlas necords of this species from the sandy flats of the Peninsula.

Protea cynaroides Distribution

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