Protea

This is a genus consisting of over 100 species that are native primarily to South Africa. They were named in 1735 by Carl Linnaeus in honor of the Greek god, Proteus, who was noted for changing his form at will. Proteas come in a variety of shapes and forms.


Protea cynaroides King Protea
P. magnifica Queen Protea
P. scolymocephala  
   
   
   

 

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