genus Protea


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Noun1.genus Protea - type genus of Proteaceae; tropical African shrubs
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Proteaceae, protea family, Proteaceae - large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
protea - any tropical African shrub of the genus Protea having alternate rigid leaves and dense colorful flower heads resembling cones
honeypot, king protea, Protea cynaroides - South African shrub whose flowers when open are cup-shaped resembling artichokes
Protea mellifera, honeyflower, honey-flower - Australian shrub whose flowers yield honey copiously
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Since his 2004 report, Raguso has found signs of fermentation in the nectar of a flower in the genus Protea.
Indeed, the South African mediterranean has a hundred or more species, the most representative members of the family, especially of the genus Protea.
There are about a hundred species of the genus Protea, all of which grow in sandy siliceous soils.