Shrubs or small trees to 4 m or more tall. Leaves narrowly oblanceolate, on male plants about 4 cm long, 5 mm wide, those on females about 5 cm long, 6 mm wide. Male flower clusters solitary, about 1.5 cm wide, spherical, fruitysmelling. L. salicifolium (Salisb.) Williams has linear leaves and hairless flower heads.
S Africa (Cape).
Source: (2002). Proteaceae. In: . 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.