Protea asterifolia Salisb. ex Knight


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Description: 

A tall slender shrub... Leaves 1 1/2 to 2 lines broad, 7 to 9 long, more distant from each other than in many species, spatulated, obtuse, still pubescent when old. Heads of male flowers broadly hemispaerical, their Petals bearded beyond the anthers. (Cult. Prot.)

History: 

Published in Cult. Prot. 30 in 1809. [quote:... discovered by Mr. J. Niven in the sandy plains near Cape Town.]

PlantList shows it as unresolved.

Relatives: 


Sources of Information

© 2010-12 Lisa J. Miner