...growing wild in Hottentots Holland, the flowers of which exhale a slight odour, like mellow apples. Stem 6 to 10 feet high. Leaves pale green, their nerves and margin tinged wtih red, strap-shaped, very pubescent when young, and not quite smooth when old. Heads of Flowers broad, embossed... (Cult. Prot.)
Published in Cult. Prot. 35 in 1809.
Basionym of Protea umbonalis (Salisb. ex Knight) Sweet.
Synonym of Protea longifolia Andrews.