Erodendrum umbonale Salisb. ex Knight


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Erodendrum

Description: 

...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.)

History: 

Published in Cult. Prot. 35 in 1809.

Basionym of Protea umbonalis (Salisb. ex Knight) Sweet.

Synonym of Protea longifolia Andrews.


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