Serruria zanthophylla Salisb. ex Knight

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Serruria


Several species of Serruria are besprinkled with glands in various parts, but in this they are very numerous, and visible in a common microscope upon its leaves: from these glands the foliage has a tawny hue... The flowers vary in colour from nearly white to dull purple and exude a slight odour of Paeonia Officinalis. Leaves 1 1/2 to 2 inches long, 2-pinnatifid almost from their middle, thinly silky. Heads clustered, nearly sessile. Bractes broad, a little incurved, rhomb-wedge shaped, almost smooth. Style reclined. (Cult. Prot.)


Published in Cult. Prot. 86 in 1809. It was raised at Clapham in 1803 from seeds sent by Mr. J. Niven, who discovered it near Roode Zand Kloof.

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


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