IDM KwaZulu-Natal - Silver Tree Sugarbush - Protea roupelliae roupelliae
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Protea roupelliae roupelliae - Silver Sugarbush is the only Spoon-bract Sugarbush outside the Cape. It is an erect tree or shrub, with characteristic spoonshaped inner involucral bracts. The leaves are elliptic, crowded at the branch ends and dark grey-green or silver in colour.
Protea ROUP R is the second most widespread and common protea in KwaZulu-Natal with some 371 atlas records. However, Elsa Pooley (page 88) gives it as far more common than either the herbarium or atlas data suggest. Some of these are marked with an 0. Please visit these areas and record the presence of this species.
The following grid squares have herbarium data, but are not yet atlassed:
Spoon-bract Sugarbushes are characterized by their spoon-shaped inner involucral bracts.