Spatalla parilis Salisb. ex Knight

Spike Spoon, Matched Spatalla


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Spatalla

Category: Shrub

Size: To 5' tall

Description: 

Pink flowers, short, needle-like leaves.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

Leaves 1/2 of a line broad, 5 to 7 long, reclined-spreading. Spike long. Bractes very narrow. (Cult. Prot.)

History: 

Published in Cult. Prot. 75 in 1809. Mr. J. Roxburgh discovered it on Stellenbosch mountains, and it is now flowering in Messrs. Lee and Kennedy's nursery. Native to South Africa.

Synonyms Spatalla bolusii E.Phillips and Spatalla bombycina Salisb. ex Knight.

ProteaWorldOnline adds Spatalla polystachya R.Br. and Spatalla pyramidalis R.Br.

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