Spatalla longifolia Salisb. ex Knight

Pink-stalked Spoon, Long-leaf Spatalla

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Spatalla

Category: Shrub

Size: To 3' tall


Long, needle-like leaves, close to stem, pale pink flowers, to white.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

A shrub from 5 to 7 feet high... discovered by Mr. J. Niven. Leaves 1/3 line broad, 10 to 18 long, somewhat close, reclined-horizontal, scarcely attenuated below the middle. Bundles 1-flowered. Bracte under the branches linear. (Cult. Prot.)


Published in Cult. Prot. 77 in 1809.

Native to South Africa.

Synonym Spatalla cylindrica E.Phillips.

ProteaWorldOnline adds Spatalla bracteata R.Br. and Protea bracteolaris Poir.


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