Protea pulchella var. speciosa Andrews


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Parent: Protea pulchella

Description: 

Protea, with lance-shaped leaves, waved, margined with red, and hairy ; scales of the cup three-coloured : flower-head upright, and terminal: stem branching, and two feet high. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in in Bot. Repos. 7: 442 in 1806-7.

Could be a synonym of Protea speciosa L. or Protea burchellii Stapf. (from Protea pulchella Andrews.

Our figure represents so evident a variation of the Protea pulchella, that it probably should be only regarded as a fine large flowering variety; but as it exhibits a strong affinity in the flowers to that fine section of Protea called Speciosa, it is certainly better to denominate it a variety of that species...


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