Protea longifolia var. ferrugino-purpurea Andrews


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Parent: Protea longifolia

Description: 

Protea with nearly linear leaves, narrow, oblique, harsh and very long; the inner scales of the cup are lance-shaped and upright; the cone nearly globe-shaped. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 144 in 1800 to 1801.

Synonym of Protea longifolia Andrews.

[quote: This variety of Long-leaved Protea, is figured in Boerhaave's Index to the Leyden garden. Part 2. p. 186, as one of his Lepidocarpodendrons, and has been given, by Willdenow in his Sp. plant. Tom. 1. p. 531. as a synonym of P. speciosa, quoted from Thunberg's prod. 27. Diss. de Prot.

The culture and treatment of this plant, is the same as P. speciosa, to which we refer our readers.] (Bot. Repos.)


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