Sometimes also called sugarbushes, the Protea was named by Carl Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus, who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms. Proteas belong to the Proteaceae family. 92% of the species occur only in the Cape Floristic Region, a narrow belt of mountainous coastal land from Clanwilliam to Grahamstown. I belive this particular Protea is Protea eximia.



  1. risovic

    beauty of flowers -:))

  2. jenny Eldridge

    Protea eximia

    1. Sean Allen (Post author)

      Mnay thanks Jenny.

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