Protea thesifolia Salisb. ex Knight


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Description: 

A low shrub... so like some Crassulas that even an experienced botanist who found it without flowers, might refer it to that genus. Leaves 1 to 1 1/2 inch broad, 2 to 3 long, glaucous, broadly spatulated, thinly fringed when young, shortly pointed, smooth with a fine dew. Bractes bearded below the top. Petals smooth. (Cult. Prot.)

History: 

Published in Cult. Prot. 28 in 1809. ...discovered by Mr. F. Masson... introduced by G. Hibbert, Esq. in 1805...

PlantList shows it as unresolved.

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