Embothrium sericeum Sm.


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Embothrium

Description: 

Embothrium with leaves growing mostly three together, entire, pointed, rolled back at the edge, and silky beneath; spike bent downward 3 fruit tuberculated, not downy. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Spec. Bot. New Holland 25 t. 9 in 1794.

Basionym of Grevillea sericea (Sm.) R.Br.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 2: 100 in 1800: When the figure of this plant, or a variety of it, was published by Dr. Smith, in the third No. of his New Holland Botany, it had not then flowered in England; and from the leaves only, of the dried specimens, it was scarce possible to trace, amongst such a variety of new faces, this species of Embothrium. It nevertheless was in many collections, and in some, all the varieties, although it had not then flowered in any. About the end of the year 1791 the seeds of this plant, with many others, were received by Messrs. Lee and Kennedy, of Hammersmith, transmitted to them from New South Wales, by Col. Paterson.


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