Protea candicans Andrews


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Description: 

Protea with leaves three-toothed at the ends, eliptically-lance-shaped, oblique and very hoary; heads of flowers terminal; cup tiled, scales pointed, blossoms yellow. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 5: 294 in 1803.

Synonym of Leucospermum rodolentum Loudon.

Our present plant is one of the rarest Proteas at this time in England; as, we believe, there has never been but one importation of the seeds from the Cape, and no one species of this numerous genus is with more difficulty propagated by cuttings... Our figure was taken from the Hibbertian collection, where it flowered, in 1802, for the first time in Britain. We owe its introduction to Messrs. Lee and Kennedy, Hammersmith, about the year 1790. (Bot. Repos.)

Note that R.Br. in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 102 in 1810 cites it as a synonym of [plant:/LeusTome] R.Br.


Sources of Information

© 2010-12 Lisa J. Miner