Diastella parilis Salisb. ex Knight

Worcester Silkypuff, Matched Diastella


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Diastella

Category: Shrub

Size: To 27" tall

Description: 

Pale pink flowers.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

Stem weak and somewhat decumbent, 2 or 3 feet high. Leaves 1 to 1 1/2 line broad, 4 to 5 long, linear-lanceolate, somewhat acute with a narrow callosity, Upper Bractes as long as the flowers. Petals exceedingly attenuated at the top. (Cult. Prot.)

History: 

Published in Cult. Prot. 62 in 1809.

Native to South Africa.

Relatives: 


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