Paranomus candicans (Thunb.) Kuntze

Powder Sceptre, Silvery Paranomus

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Paranomus

Category: Shrub

Size: To 6' tall


Linear foliage, cream to white flowers.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 580 in 1891.

Basionym: Protea candicans Thunb.

Synonyms: Nivenia candicans Roem. & Schult., Nivenia mollissima R.Br., Paranomus mollissimus Kuntze, Protea mollissima Meisn.

ProteaWorldOnline lists synonyms: Paranomus argenteus Salisb. ex Knight 1809, Paranomus laxus (Schltr.) N.E.Br.

Native to South Africa.


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