Protea lagopus Andrews


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Description: 

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.)

History: 

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.


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