Serruria flagellifolia Salisb. ex Knight

Houwhoek Spiderhead, Lash-leaf Serruria

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Serruria

Category: Shrub

Size: To 8" tall


Prostrate. Small cream to white flowers. Delicate, dissected, tubular foliage.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

Leaves 2 1/2 to 4 inches long, both simple and 3-fid, smooth. Heads scarcely panicled. Bractes suborbicular with a sharp point, smooth. Limb of the Petals broad. (Cult. Prot.)


Published in Cult. Prot. 84 in 1809. A decumbent species, discovered by Mr. F. Masson...

Native to South Africa.

ProteaWorldOnline lists synonyms: Protea decumbens Willd. ex Meisn., Serruria glaberrima R.Br.


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