Between the white and pinkish red flowering forms of Protea repens there are plants bearing bicoloured flowerheads, as this one seen in Fernkloof.
Only the involucral bract tips deviate from white, the uppermost or inner row of bracts the least coloured on the plant in picture. The shorter outer or lower bracts are brownish, a sign of ageing of the flowerheads setting in.
The dull green leaves are wider near tip than base (spoon-shaped or oblanceolate), their margins pale and entire. The leaves are round-tipped, the bracts acutely pointed (Manning, 2007).