Flower NameKing Protea
Formal NameProtea cynaroides
AliasKing Protea, プロテア・キナロイデス, キング・プロテア, ジャイアント プロテア
King Protea (Scientific name: Protea cynaroides) is native to South Africa and is an evergreen shrub of the family Proteaceae. It is regarded as a representative breed of Protea praised as a king of flowers, and it is also a national flower of the Republic of South Africa. Those that look like pink, red, white petals are total bracts, small flowers gather and bloom inside of them. In the field, the bird called Sugar-bird (scientific name Promerops) is an avian flower carrying pollen. Because it is a tropical plant, it is used abundantly as a flower arrangement material for hotels and restaurants in Hawaii etc. In Japan it is expensive and unusual flowers.
Common name: King protea, Scientific name: Protea cynaroides, also known as King protea, Protea cynaroides, Place of origin: South Africa, Living type: Evergreen shrub, Tree height: 1-2 m, leafy: thick with cortical, leaf shape: egg shape, leaf order: alternate, flower color (total bracts color) : Peach, red, white, inflorescence form: head flower arrangement, inflorescence diameter: 20 to 30 cm, number of sepals (total number of bracts): 10 rows, flowering period: anniversary (locality).
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySolitary Inflorescence
Petal shapecapitate corolla
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering placeCt flower・Flower arrangement (sub-) Tropical area Greenhouse
ColorRed, Pink, White
SeasonApr May Jun Oct Nov Dec
Height100 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter20 ~ 30