Protea argentea L.


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

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History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 94 in 1753.

Basionym of Leucadendron argenteum (L.) R. Br.

Lectotype : Herb. Clifford: 29, Protea 1 (BM-000557732) designated by Williams in Contr. Bolus Herb. 3 : 134 (1972) (Linn. Typif.)

Also published in Cult. Prot. A well-known tree, from 20 to 30 feet high, found both wild and cultivated near Cape Town...

Also listed by Linnaeus in Sp. Pl., ed. 2 1: 137 in 1762 and Mant. Pl. Altera 194 in 1771, Thunb. in Diss. Protea #48 in 1781 and Prodr. Pl. Cap. 27 in 1794, Gaertn. in Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 239 t 51 in 1788, Willd. in Sp. Pl., ed. 4 1(2): 529 in 1798, Lam. in Tabl. Encycl. 1: 237 # 1236 in 1791, Poir. in Encycl. (J. Lamarck et al.) (Poiret) 5: 648 in 1804.

Brown in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 62 in 1810 lists Protea argentea var. beta as a synonym of Leucadendron salignum P.J.Bergius].


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