Protea holosericea (Salisb. ex Knight) Rourke

Sawedge Sugarbush, Velvety Erodendrum

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub

Size: To 4' tall


Protea with lance-shaped leaves, waved and hairy. Scales of the empalement roundedly oval, with fringed margins of a black brown colour. Stem spreading. (Bot. Repos. - P. speciosa var. nigra)

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in J. S. African Bot. 40(4): 297 in 1974.

Native to South Africa.

Basionym Erodendrum holosericeum Salisb. ex Knight.

Synonym Protea patens R.Br.

In Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 82 in 1810 R.Br. shows Protea speciosa var. patens Andrews as a synonym of Protea patens R.Br. which is now considered a synonym of P. holosericea.


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