Serruria linearis Salisb. ex Knight

Needle-leaf Spiderhead, Linear-leaf Serruria

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Serruria

Category: Shrub

Size: To 28" tall


Needle-like foliage. Pink and white fluffy flowerheads.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

Stem decumbent. Leaves 1 1/2 to 2 inches long, simple and a very few 3-fid from above their middle, glossy. Head of flowers roundish, 1 to 3, shorter than the peduncle. Anthers obtusely mucronated. (Cult. Prot.)


Published in Cult. Prot. 82 in 1809. ...Mr. J. Niven discovered it...

Native to South Africa.

Synonym Serruria simplicifolia R.Br.

ProteaWorldOnline also lists Protea plumigera Thunb.


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