1821C.I. LatrobeJrnl of Visit (Glossary) 397Zuyker-bosch — Protea mellifera.
1822W.J. BurchellTrav.I. 18The delicate Humming-birds..are..called by the Dutch colonists Suiker-vogels (sugar birds), from having been observed..to feed principally on the honey of the flowers of the Suiker-bosch (sugar-bush).
1852C. BarterDorp & Veld 74We came upon knolls covered with the evergreen Suiker bos a graceful shrub.
1887A.A. Anderson25 Yrs in WaggonI. 210The fine flat-topped Kameel doorn is very common, palms, baobab,..zuiker-bosch, acacia.
1893‘Africanus’ inCape Illust. Mag. July 418[The mountain protea] is of the same family as the suiker-bosje, but does not seem to have the sweet juice.
1937S. CloeteTurning Wheels 104As he rode past a clump of soikerbos [sic] a duiker sprang out, and..made for a clump of heavy thorn scrub fifty yards away.
1952Cape Times 4 Sept. 5The five dozen selected proteas include..two varieties of the furry suikerbos type.
1961Redwing (St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown) 5About the only plants that flourished here were the suikerbos, handsome and great in their surroundings.
1971Argus 10 July 5Now is the time to see all those lovely Proteas and suikerbossies in full bloom.
1974A.P. CartwrightBy Waters of Letaba 14Where the suikerbos grew there was no malaria, they said, but below this level, where it was too warm for proteas to flourish.., there lay the danger.
1977Fair Lady 12 Oct. 14The protea has about 130 species. These include what is known as the ‘King Protea’ (P cynaroides), South Africa’s national flower, and the ubiquitous suikerbossie (P repens).
1980Afr. WildlifeVol.34No.4, 30Bossiestroop from the suikerbos (P. repens) was a cough mixture found in all self-respecting medicine chests about 100 years ago.
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