Gissonia sericea Salisb. ex Knight


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Gissonia

Description: 

Stem very slender, silky. Leaves 1/2 a line broad, 2 to 3 long, erect-spreading, spatulated-lanceolate, silky when old, and very like those of Gnidia Sericea. Bractes of the Involucrum not so silky as the Leaves. Petals bearded beyond the anthers. Stigma broadly club-shaped. (Cult. Prot.)

History: 

Published in Cult. Prot. 33 in 1809. I have only seen a male plant of this species, which... was then supposed to be Protea Cinerea of Solander, but it is totally different.

PlantList shows it as unresolved.

Possibly a synonym of Leucadendron sericeum (Thunb.) R.Br.


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