Protea scolymocephala (L.) Reichard

Thistle Protea, Thistle Sugarbush, Small Green Protea

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub

Size: To 5' tall


Linear foliage, narrow, to 3.5", hairless. Flowers cream with pink tips, starting as a globe and becoming saucer-like.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.


Published in Syst. Pl. 1: 271 in 1779. Basionym Leucadendron scolymocephalum L.

ProteaWorldOnline lists synonyms: Protea scolymus Thunb. (R.Br. concurs in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 86 in 1810), Erodendrum scolymiflorum Salisb. ex Knight.


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