Protea thesifolia Salisb. ex Knight

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea


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.)


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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