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Protea lepidocarpodendron - Black Bearded Sugarbush is
distinguished from the Protea neriifolia -
Narrow-leaf Sugarbush by its black hairs on the bracts below the beard - careful the
black washes out with age! - and its two types (brown below and normal above) of bracts.
Pr lepi is common on the Cape Peninsula preferring heavy soils and silcretes, where it
may form dense stands. Interesting gaps are the entire western half of the southern Cape
Peninsula, but this may reflect the lack of suitable substrates. A strange gap is the
Rooihoogte to Klaasjagersberg ridge just inside the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Why
is it absent from Orangekloof.
Seasonal data for this species are lacking from February and June.