IDM KwaZulu-Natal - Waterlily Sugarbush - Protea subvestita
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Protea subvestita - Waterlily Sugarbush is the only White Sugarbush (small oblong heads) outside the Cape Floristic Region. The involucral bracts enveloping the flowerheads hardly open, although the uppermost bracts curl outwards at the tip, silky hairy. The leaves are heart-shaped at base, grey to bluishgreen in colour.
PR SUBV occurs largely on the Drakensberg from Wakkerstroom to the Eastem Cape. We have only 98 records of this species from KwaZulu-Natal.
The following areas have herbarium records, but have not yet been atlassed:
ELsa Pooley (p. 88) gives additional records from (marked O): 2929DA, 2829CB & CD, 2929DB, 2930BD and 3029 CD & DC. Can we have more data on this species please!
The White Sugarbushes have small, narrow, flowerheads. The petals curl up on flowering and collapse to the base of the head giving it a neat appearance.