Published in Cult. Prot. 78 in 1809.
The seeds of this species were sent by Mr. J. Niven, with the name here adopted, for it is neither Linne's nor Thunberg's Protea sphaerocephala; but it had been previously introduced in 1789, by Messrs. Lee and Kennedy.
Synonym of Serruria pedunculata (Lam.) R.Br.