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Serruria florida.jpg
Serruria florida
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Subfamily: Proteoideae
Tribe: Leucadendreae
Subtribe: Leucadendrinae
Genus: Serruria
Burm. ex Salisb.

Serruria, or spiderhead is a genus of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa.[1][2]


Serruria was named in honor of Joseph Serrurier [de], a professor of botany at the Utrecht University early in the eighteenth century. It is called spiderhead in English and spinnekopbos in Afrikaans, because of the silky, finely divided leaves looking like they are covered in spiders webs.[2]

Selected species[edit]

Species include:[3]


  1. ^ "Serruria fasciflora". SANBI
  2. ^ a b Manning, John (2013). Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa. Penguin Random House South Africa. ISBN 978-1920544867.
  3. ^ "African plants database". Retrieved 2008-04-12.