|Scientific Name:||Protea laetans|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The species' relationship with P. gaguedi will be described in a forthcoming revision of Protea (Rourke in prep.).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3|
|Assessor/s:||Hilton-Taylor, C. <i>et al.</i>|
|Range Description:||Originally known only from a single locality at the Blyde River Canyon on the Drakensberg Escarpment, the species has since been found at another site on the escarpment north-east of Mariepskop.|
Native:South Africa (Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga)
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|Population:||One subpopulation occurs in a publicly owned conservation area and the other is in a privately owned reserve.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It occurs on quartzite outcrops, where it forms an open Protea savanna woodland.|
|Major Threat(s):||No threats are known and no decline has been recorded.|
Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red Data List of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria, South Africa.
Hilton-Taylor, C. (compiler) 1998. Assessment of Southern African Trees for WCMC.
Matthews, W.S., Van Wyk, A.E. and Bredenkamp, G.J. 1992. Endemic flora of the North-Eastern Transvaal Escarpment, South Africa. Biological Conservation 63:83-94.
Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.
|Citation:||Hilton-Taylor, C. et al. 1998. Protea laetans. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 May 2013.|