Protea speciosa var. latifolia Andrews


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Parent: Protea speciosa

Description: 

Protea with leaves between oval and lance-shaped; the inner scales of the empalement are bearded, turned inward at the ends, and flesh coloured. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Andrews published this as a separate variety in Bot. Repos. 2: 110 in 1800. In the year 1786 it was sent, in seeds, to the royal gardens, Kew, by Mr. F. Masson, from the Cape of Good Hope...

Synonym of Protea grandiceps Tratt. In Cult. Prot. 39 in 1809, listed as a synonym of Erodendrum obtusum Salisb. ex Knight, which ProteaWorldOnline shows as a synonym of Protea grandiceps Tratt.


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