Protea scolopendriifolia (Salisb. ex Knight) Rourke

Hart's-Tongue-Fern Sugarbush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub


Rhizomatous shrub, spreads to 3'. White flowers with lower pink, bracts white with pink tips. Long thin leaves, very narrow at the base, rounded apex.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in Cult. Prot. 43 in 1809. Basionym Erodendrum scolopendriifolium Salisb. ex Knight.

Synonym Protea scolopendrium R.Br., Scolymocephalus scolopendrium Kuntze.

ProteaWorldOnline also lists Protea scolopendrina St.-Lag.


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