Protea compacta R.Br.

Bot River Protea

Erect shrub to about 3 m tall with a single stem. Leaves 5-12 cm long, 2-5 cm wide, oblong to elliptic, leathery, stalkless; margins hard. Flower cluster 8-11 cm long, 7-10 cm wide. Bracts bright pink, occasionally white, with hairy margins; spring to summer.

S Africa (Cape).

Leaves stalkless, oblong-elliptic.

Source: Spencer, R.; Molyneux, B.; Mathews, D. (2002). Proteaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Proteaceae
genus        Protea L.