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Protea speciosa - Brown Bearded Sugarbush is the
only multi-stemmed Bearded Sugarbush.
Historically hikers have confused the wide-leaf forms of this species with the Red
Bearded Sugarbush, especially at Grootkop. However, its multi-stemmed habit and pink or
cream heads distinguish it from other species. Like the King Sugarbush (another bole
resprouter) Pr spec occurs at low densities in many areas. It occurs mainly at higher
altitudes from Devils Peak to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve; where it occurs
uncharacteristically on deep sandy soils.
October and December are poorly atlassed for this species.