The pale pink bud of Protea cynaroides. The bracts are covered in tiny soft hairs, which are called beards. Leaves and stems have traces of red The Proteaceae family is almost restricted to the continental landmasses of the southern hemisphere including Australia (800 plus species), Africa (400 species), Central and South America (90 species), Madagascare, SE Asia, New Zealand, New Guinea and New Caledonia.
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