Serruria Salisb.

Commemorating Dr James Serrurier, Professor of Botany, Utrecht, Holland.

Erect or prostrate evergreen shrubs. Leaves crowded, divided finely into cylindrical segments, occasionally undivided. Flower cluster branched, flat-topped or in a head, often hairy. Flowers bisexual. Perianth segments free or slightly united at the base. Ovary with 1 ovule. Fruit a nut with a persistent style base forming a beak at the tip.

55 species from SW Cape Province of S Africa.

Seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.

Leaves crowded and finely divided into cylindrical segments.

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
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Serruria florida Knight