Serruria decumbens (Thunb.) R.Br.

Peninsula Spiderhead, Winter-flowering Serruria

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Serruria

Category: Groundcover

Size: 4" tall



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Protea with doubly winged leaves, thread-shaped; small beads of flowers fitting close on the ends of the branches; flowers flesh-coloured with small floral leaves; stem slender and bending downwards. (Bot. Repos. - Protea decumbens)


Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 126 in 1810.

Basionym Protea decumbens Thunb.

Synonyms Serruria hyemalis Knight, Protea procumbens L.f.

This species is found at a considerable distance from the Cape Town, on the summits of dry sandy hills... Our drawing was taken in the month of July, 1802, from a plant in the Hibbertian Collection, to which it was introduced by Mr Niven, in the year 1800. (Bot. Repos. - Protea decumbens)


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