Protea globosa Andrews


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 5: 307 in 1803.

Brown lists under Leucadendron concolor in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 58 in 1810, which is a synonym of Leucadendron strobilinum (L.) Druce.

However African Plant Database and PlantList (Tropicos) show it as the basionym of Leucadendron globosum (Andrews) I.Williams, which makes this the accepted name.

We owe the first introduction of this plant to Messrs. Lee and Kennedy. Hammersmith, who raised it from seeds, in the year 1786, received from the Cape of Good Hope. (Bot. Repos.)

Also published in Bot. Mag. 22: 878.


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