Serruria aemula

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Serruria aemula
Serruria aemula congesta - Strawberry Spiderhead - Kirstenbosch gardens.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Serruria
Species: S. aemula
Binomial name
Serruria aemula
Salisb. ex Knight

Serruria aemula is a critically endangered species of flowering plant in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa. It is known by the common name of strawberry spiderhead.

This plant used to occur in large numbers on the Cape Flats of Cape Town. Unfortunately its natural habitat now lies under urban sprawl so only a few plants survive on patches of road-side. Several of its subspecies are now in fact extinct in the wild, surviving only in botanical gardens.[1]


  1. ^ "Serruria aemula". Retrieved 2016-04-13.