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|The habit of proteas is very variable. In the Cape
Floral Kingdom habit types include trees (Silver Tree, Wagon Tree), upright shrubs
plants with a spherical underground bole from which
several erect branches protrude (King Protea, Brownbeard Sugarbush),
plants with creeping stems (Claspingleaf
Sugarbush) or cushion plants, and, plants with
underground stems (as in ferns). In temperate and
tropical Africa, the last growth forms are absent.
Proteas are never herbaceous or annual.
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