Protea madida

Patricia Van Lubeck

Oil on canvas, 180 x 120 cm LARGE (2007)

Protea madida is an amphibious plant: a plant that has both an aquatic and a terrestrial habit. They are primarily found in volcanic active regions around Tonga and tolerate high levels of phosphorus and heat.
Protea madida are usually the first large plants to populate newly formed islands.

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