This plant grows to the height of three feet, makes a very bushy head, and, when in flower, has a handsome appearance; as there are sometimes twenty spikes of flowers on it at one time. (Bot. Repos.)
Published in Bot. Repos. 4: 243 in 1802:
This handsome Protea we owe to Mr. R. Williams, of Turnham-green, nurseryman, who raised it by seeds received from the Cape of Good Hope in the year 1797.
Synonym of Nivenia crithmifolia R.Br.