Species within a genus

Genus: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
PROTEA (G)
Protea(Le) Sugarbush
Family: PROTEACEAE
protos, = first, foremost, front (of number or place). (The name Protea was given by Linneaus in 1735. Some plants were sent to him from the Cape and he was evidently so impressed (or confused) by what he saw that he resorted to the name of the Greek God, Proteus.**)
(LS, Mv)
Protea acaulos (La)
Aandroos(PS) Common Ground Sugarbush Ground Protea
Location: (K)
a-, an-, = denotes privative, negative; a-, = without, not, -less, un-; caulis, = the stalk or stem of a plant. (stemless, or apparently so)
(Ox, ld, BL)
Protea amplexicaulis (La)
Clasping-leaf Sugarbush(PS)
Location: (K)
amplexus, = an embracing, encircling, surrounding; plexus, = a twining, plaiting, braid. caulis, = the stalk or stem of a plant. (stem-clasping, amplexicaul)
(ld, BL)
Protea angustata (La)
Kleinmond Sugarbush(PS)
Location: (F, K)
angustus, = narrow, strait, close, contracted, small, not spacious; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (narrowed leaves)
(ld, BL, Mv)
Protea aurea subsp. aurea (La)
Geel Suikerkan(PS) Long-bud Sugarbush Common Shuttlecock Sugarbush
Location: (K)
aurum, = gold; -eus, = indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality. aureus, = of gold, golden. (golden-yellow.)
(ld, BL)
Protea caespitosa (La)
Bishop Sugarbush(PS)
Location: (K)
caespes, = a turf, sod as cut out; a clump, group of plants; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. (growing in tufts or patches; caespitose)
(ld, BL)
Protea compacta (La)
Bot River Protea(PS) Botrivier-suikerbos
Location: (F, K)
compingo, compactum, = to join or unite several parts into one whole, to put togetger, frame, make by joining, compose; compact, thick-set, thick, firm.
(ld)
Protea cordata (La)
Heart-leaf Sugarbush(PS)
Location: (F, K)
cor, cordis = the heart; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (cordate; with two equal rounded lobes at the base)
(ld, BL)
Protea coronata (La)
Green Sugarbush(PS) Groenhofie-suikerbos
Location: (K)
corona, = corona, a garland, chaplet, wreath; of objects in the form of a crown; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (crowned)
(ld, BL)
Protea cynaroides (G)
Aprilprotea. Giant Protea(PS) King Protea Grootsuikerkan
Location: (F, K)
kuon, = a dog (as a word of reproach); -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with; -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of. (like CYNARA scolymos, the globe artichoke)
(LS, BL, K3)
Protea eximia (La)
Breëblaar-suikerbos(PS) Broad-leaved Sugarbush Swartberg Protea
Location: (K)
eximo, eximius, = taken out from the mass, i.e. excepted, exempt; select, choice, distinguished, uncommon, excellent.
(ld, BL)
Protea grandiceps (La)
Red Sugarbush(PS) Rooisuikerkan
Location: (K)
grandis, = full-grown, large, great, full, abundant; (large, great, big, tall, lofty) caput, -ceps, = of things; the head, top, summit, point, end, extremity.
(ld, BL)
Protea lacticolor (La)
Hottentot’s Holland Sugarbush(PS) Witsuikerboskan
Location: (K)
lacteus, = of milk, milky; full of milk; milk-white, milk-coloured; (milk, milky, referrning either to milky colour or production of latex) color, = colour, hue, tint.
(ld, BL)
Protea lepidocarpodendron (G)
Black-bearded Sugarbush(PS) Swartbaardsuikerkan
Location: (F, K)
lepis, = a scale, husk, shell; carpos, = fruit; dendron, = a tree.
(LS)
Protea longifolia (La)
Long-leaf Sugarbush(PS)
Location: (F, K)
longus, = long; folium, = a leaf. (long leaves)
(ld, BL)
Protea longifolia x lepidocarpodendron (La, G)

Location: (F)
longus, = long; folium, = a leaf. (long leaves) lepis, = a scale, husk, shell; carpos, = fruit; dendron, = a tree.
(ld, BL, LS)
Protea lorea (La)
Thong-leaf Sugarbush(PS)
Location: (K)
lorum, loreus, = a thong; of thongs, made of thongs. (strap-shaped, i.e. moderately long with the two margins parallel)
(ld, BL)
Protea lorifolia (La)
Riemblaar-suikerbos(PS) Strap-leaved Sugarbush
Location: (K)
lorum, loreus, a thong; of thongs, made of thongs. (strap-shaped, i.e. moderately long with the two margins parallel) folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Protea magnifica (La)
Queen Protea(PS) Wolbaardsuikerbos
Location: (K)
magnus, major, maximus. magnus, = of physical size or quantity, great, large; of things, vast, extensive, spacious; major, = the comparative of magnus; maximus, = the superlative of magnus. magnificus, = great, glorious; splendid, rich, fine, sumptuous, magnificent.
(ld)
Protea mundii
Bos-witsuikerboos(PS) Forest Sugarbush
Location: (F, K)
For Johannes Ludwig Leopold Mund/Mundt (1791-1831).**
(Ch)
Protea neriifolia (G, La)
Blousuikerbos(PS) Oleander-leaved SugarbushNarrow-leaved Sugarbush
Location: (K)
nerion = oleander; folium, = a leaf. (leaves like that of the plants of the Genus Nerium, especially Nerium oleander, the common oleander)
(Ox, K3, ld)
Protea nitida (La)
Tree Protea(PS) Waboom
Location: (F, K)
niteo, = to shine, look bright, glitter glisten; of plants, to look flourishing, thriving, to thrive; -idus, = indicates a state or action in progress (‘-ish’). nitidus, = shining, glittering, bright, polished, clear; of plants, blooming, fertile, luxuriant. (shining; having a smooth, even polished surface; as many leaves)
(ld, BL)
Protea pudens (La)
Bashful Sugarbush(PS)
Location: (K)
pudeo, pudens, = to make or be ashamed, to feel shame; to be influenced or restrained by shame or by respect for a person or thing; shamefaced, bashful, modest.
(ld)
Protea repens (G)
Common Sugar Bush(PS) Isiquane Suikerkan
Location: (F, K)
repo, repens, = to creep, crawl; creeping, crawling. (creeping prostrate and rooting) (when first described this species was erroneously thought by Linnaeus to have a creeping habit)
(ld, BL, M)
Protea scabra (La)
Sandpaper-leaf Sugarbush(PS)
Location: (F, K)
scaber, scabrum, = rough, scurfy, scabrous; scabby, mangy, itchy. (scabrous, i.e. rough or gritty to the touch on account of numerous minute projections)
(ld, BL)
Protea scolymocephala (G, La)
Skollie(Wf) Thistle Sugarbush(PS)
Location: (F)
scolymos, = an edible kind of thistle; an artichoke; cephale, = head; -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with. -cephalus, = -headed.
(LS, BL)
Protea speciosa (La)
Baardsuikerkan(PS) Brown-beard Sugarbush Kreupelboom
Location: (F, K)
specio, = to look, look at, behold; species, = the outward appearance, exterior; shape, form, figure, mien; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. speciosus, = good looking, showy, handsome, brilliant. (showy, splendid)
(ld, BL)
Protea stokoei
Pink Sugarbush(PS)
Location: (K)
For Thomas Pearson Stokoe (1868-1959).**
(Ch)
Protea subulifolia (La)
Awl-leaf Sugarbush(PS)
Location: (K)
subula, = an awl; a very small weapon; (a fine sharp point; literally, an awl) folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Protea susannae
Stink-leaf Sugarbush(PS) Stinkblaarsuikerbos
Location: (K)
For Susanna Muir (née Steyn) (fl. 1929).**
(Ch)