Published in Desc. Pl. Cap. 33 in 1767.
Also published in Cult. Prot.
Found wild on the Stellenbosch mountains and in Zwellendam, by Mr. J. Niven: on the mountains near Platte Kloof, by Sir C.P. Thunberg...
In Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 49 in 1801, Brown cites the following as synonyms:
Leucadendron pinifolium L. - also cited in Cult. Prot.
Protea pinifolia (L.) L. - also cited in Cult. Prot.
Protea bracteata Thunb. - also cited in Cult. Prot.