Flower Database

King Protea

Basic information
Flower Name
King Protea
Formal Name
Protea cynaroides
Alias
King 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
Habitat
South Africa
Morph
Evergreen shrub
Comment
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).
Detailed information
Order
Proteales
Family
Proteaceae
Genus
Protea
Species
P. cynaroides
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
capitate corolla
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Ct flower・Flower arrangement (sub-) Tropical area Greenhouse
Color
Red, Pink, White
Season
Apr May Jun Oct Nov Dec
Height
100  ~ 200  [cm]
Diameter
20  ~ 30