Diastella proteoides (L.) Druce

Flats' Silkypuff, Flats Silkystar, Flats Starlet, Heath-leaf Diastella

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Diastella

Category: Shrub

Size: Low-growing


Sprawling form. Spreads to 10'. Linear foliage, hairy stems, red. Small flower heads, to 0.2" diameter, pink bracts.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.


Published in Rep. Bot. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 3: 417 in 1913. Native to South Africa.

Basionym Leucadendron proteoides L.

Synonyms: Protea purpurea L., Mimetes purpurea (L.) R.Br., Diastella ericaefolia Salisb. ex Knight.

Synonym from ProteaWorldOnline Mimetes homomalla Reichb. ex Meisn.


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