Serruria frondosa Salisb. ex Knight


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Serruria

Description: 

Stem 1 to 2 feet high. Leaves at the bottom of the branches small and imperfect, so that they appear clustered near the flowers, 1 to 1 1/2 inch long, 2-pinnatifid from below their middle, thinly silky. Head generally solitary, peduncled, as high as the leaves. Bractes recurved, narrowly wedge-shaped, hairy. Style straight. (Cult. Prot.)

History: 

Published in Cult. Prot. 85 in 1809. The seeds of this species raised at Clapham in 1800, were sent by Mr. J. Niven without mentioning where he collected them.

Unresolved in PlantList and no further information found. Shown as unaccounted for in Bothalia vols. 20-21 p. 201.

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