From Johnson's Gardeners' Dictionary 1916
Greenhouse evergreen shrubs, from South Africa, bearing, in July, purple flowers... Winter temp., 35 to 45.(F)
Tomentose branches, leaves glabrousm to 2.5" long, divided. Flowers in spikes, to 3.5" long.
Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 136 in 1810.
PlantList shows as unresolved but African Plant Database and ProteaWorldOnline show it as a synonym of Paranomus bolusii (Gand.) Levyns.
Protea lagopus Andrews is listed as a synonym.