|A solid black dot indicates where the species is found.
Faurea rochetiana - Broadlead Beechwood has leaves
which are broad (25-60 mm wide), long (70-170 mm long) with markedly different
upper and lower leaf surfaces, and a short, thick stalk. It flowers in winter.
This species was previously known as Fa speciosa.
Fa roch is well atlassed in Swaziland. There are no major surprises with this
species, other than that it is the second most frequently recorded protea in the Kingdom.
A herbarium record is required for our record from:
- 2631CC: PAW 921207 02: 26o54S 31o03E 1150m
(details held by SNTC) 5 plants
This species is probably more common even than shown here. The sporadic data from the
south suggest that it is widespread. Does it appear largely to be confined to granitic
soils? Interestingly, there are no records from the Lebombo Mountains.