|A solid black dot indicates where the species is found.
Protea nitida - Wagon Tree (Waboom) has two growth
forms on the Peninsula. In most places it is a tall shrub or small tree, and resprouts
from buds beneath the bark after a fire. In some areas it exists only as a low
multistemmed plant which resprouts from an underground bole after a fire - these should be
coded as Pr niti d (see page 19 for details).
The tree form Pr niti prefers the upper slopes of the granite below the sandstone. It
has been recorded from many places around the Peninsula, with the largest areas being the
northern and western facing slopes. Only a single population (at Smitswinkel Bay) occurs
in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Many areas not covered by herbarium records have
been well atlassed. Note that this map includes records for Pr niti d.