Protea abrotanifolia var. hirta Andrews


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Parent: Protea abrotanifolia

Description: 

Protea with doubly-winged leaves, thread-shaped, and hairy. Flowers terminate the branches in crowded umbels. Footstalks very short. Floral leaves upright. Blossoms of a pale flesh-colour. Summit of the pointal black. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 8: 522 in 1808.

Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Synonym of Serruria abrotanifolia Salisb. ex Knight. PlantList shows S. abrotanifolia as unresolved. However documentation from ProteaWorldOnline suggests it could be a synonym of Serruria millefolia Salisb. ex Knight.

In Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 186 in 1810 R.Br. wrote ...manifestly Serruriae, but I do not venture to refer them to any of the species I have described; nor are there sufficient materials from which they may be characterized as distinct species.


Sources of Information

© 2010-12 Lisa J. Miner