Serruria fucifolia Salisb. ex Knight

Northern Spiderhead, Fucus-leaf Serruria


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Serruria

Category: Shrub

Size: To 5' tall

Description: 

Erect, rounded form. Branches and leaves hairy. Leaves divided, grey-green, curving upwards. Flowers pale pink, to purple.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.

A tall elegant shrub... Leaves 1 to 1 1/2 inch long, 2-pinnatifid from below their middle, hardly smooth. Peduncles 1 to 3, long, cottony. Petals more stretched out than in most others. Style exceedingly bowed at the top. (Cult. Prot.)

History: 

Published in Cult. Prot. 81 in 1809. ... discovered by Mr. J. Niven...

Native to South Africa.

ProteaWorldOnline lists synonyms Serruria elevata R.Br., Serruria hirsuta (P.J.Bergius) ex Meisn., subumbellata Buek ex Drege1844, Serruria vestita H.Buek ex E.Mey.

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