Protea scolopendriifolia (Salisb. ex Knight) Rourke

Hart's-Tongue-Fern Sugarbush


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub

Description: 

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.

History: 

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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