Protea speciosa var. foliis glabris Andrews


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Parent: Protea speciosa

History: 

Andrews published this as a separate variety in Bot. Repos. 4: 277 in 1803.

Synonym of Protea speciosa L.

This fine variety of the Shewy Protea might, indeed, almost pass for a distinct species. It was introduced, to Britain, in the year 1794, by Mr.Williams, Nurseryman, of Turnham Green. The only living specimen in Britain, we believe, of this plant, is at present in the Hammersmith collection. (Bot. Repos.]


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