Spatalla curvifolia Salisb. ex Knight

White-stalked Spoon, Curve-leaf Spatalla

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Spatalla

Category: Shrub

Size: To 30" tall


Needle-like leaves, pointing upwards, close to stem. Cream to white flowers.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

This species is seldom more than 2 feet high, and was discovered by Mr. J. Niven... its stem is nearly smooth, and the leaves more bowed towards the top, so as to form a complete semicircle: they are 1/3 line broad, 9 to 12 long, not close, reclined-spreading, attenuated below the middle. Bundles 1-flowered. Bracte under the branches dilated at the base. (Cult. Prot.)


Published in Cult. Prot. 77 in 1809.

Native to South Africa.

Synonym Spatalla galpinii E.Phillips.

ProteaWorldOnline adds Spatalla pedunculata R.Br. and Spatalla nivea R.Br.

Also Protea pedunculata Poir. and Protea abietina Licht. ex Meisn.


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