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Useful Tropical Plants

Protea angolensis

Welw.

Proteaceae

+ Synonyms

Protea chionantha Engl. & Gilg

Protea urundinensis Hauman

Common Name:

Protea angolensis
Flowers
Photograph by: W. H. Hodge
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General Information

Protea angolensis is a shrub, or occasionally a small tree, growing up to 3 metres tall. The erect bole is about 10cm in diameter[
515
Title
Flora of Tropical Africa Vol 1 - 8
Publication
 
Author
Var
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; Ashford, Kent.
Year
1868 - 1917
ISBN
 
Description
Very little information on habitat, range and uses, but gives good descriptions of the plants. It can be downloaded from the internet.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its edible shoot tips and nectar-rich flowers.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

515
Title
Flora of Tropical Africa Vol 1 - 8
Publication
 
Author
Var
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; Ashford, Kent.
Year
1868 - 1917
ISBN
 
Description
Very little information on habitat, range and uses, but gives good descriptions of the plants. It can be downloaded from the internet.

Range

Southern tropical Africa - Angola, DR Congo, Tanzania, Zambia. Malawi.

Habitat

Woodland and open wooded areas in savannah, also in pastures, at elevations from 1,050 - 1,680 metres[
515
Title
Flora of Tropical Africa Vol 1 - 8
Publication
 
Author
Var
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; Ashford, Kent.
Year
1868 - 1917
ISBN
 
Description
Very little information on habitat, range and uses, but gives good descriptions of the plants. It can be downloaded from the internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The sweet tips of young shoots are chewed by children[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
].

A traditional syrup is prepared from the nectar-rich flowers by simmering them in water until the liquid is reduced and thickened[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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