In this disintegrated flowerhead of Protea repens the involucre is widely open. The reddish brown inner surfaces of the innermost bracts are straight, curving inwards along their margins.
In the centre a tangled mass of collapsed remains of styles and other floret parts is present. Some long brown hairs covering the tiny nutlets that have been produced in the flowerhead are visible. These fruits are still mostly attached to the long styles (Rourke, 1980).