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Protea gagudei - African Sugarbush has leaves with
sparse, silky hairs, hairless and glaucous when mature, elliptic to oblong to
sickle-shaped, 12-30 mm wide, 80-170 mm long. Flowerhead depressed-globose,
50-70 mm across. Involucral bracts with silvery, silky hairs, occasionally with a
rusty-brown margin. Perianth 35-50 mm long. Plants 2-3m tall.
Pr gagu is the second most widespread of all Sugarbushes in Africa. In Namibia the
roots are reputed to have aphrodisiac properties. In Swaziland this species is the most
southerly atlassed to date however, these require confirmation a herbarium
- 2731 AA: CSN 921108 01: 27o31.00S 31o12.00E 1030m
(details held by the SNTC) - 1 plant
There is a herbarium record that requires following up:
- 2631BA: N Komati R 33.5 miles N Mbabane, 10 miles S Piggs Peak. (Reynolds