Diastella buekii (Gand.) Rourke

Franschhoek Silkypuff, Trailing Diastella

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Diastella

Category: Shrub

Size: Prostrate to 16' spread


Trailing branches. Foliage green, needle-like, to 1" long. Flowers pink, flowerheads star-shaped, to 2/3" diameter.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.


Published in J. S. African Bot. 42(3): 206 in 1976. Native to South Africa.

Basionym Mimetes buekii Gand.

Synonym from ProteaWorldOnline Diastella humifusa Salisb. ex Knight.


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