Spatalla longifolia Salisb. ex Knight

Pink-stalked Spoon, Long-leaf Spatalla


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Spatalla

Category: Shrub

Size: To 3' tall

Description: 

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.)

History: 

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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