Protea scolymocephala (L.) Reichard

Shrub to about 2 m tall. Leaves oblong to narrowly oblanceolate, 4-9 cm long, 3-6 mm wide, tip long-pointed. Flower head round in bud, to about 3 cm wide; spring to summer. Bracts spreading on opening and bending backwards, pale green with pinkish tips.

S Africa (Cape).

Small flowers with bracts that bend downwards.

Source: Spencer, R.; Molyneux, B.; Mathews, D. (2002). Proteaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Proteaceae
genus        Protea L.