Leucospermum conocarpodendron L.


Rounded shrub or small tree to 4 m or so tall. Leaves oblong to elliptic or obovate, 6-11 cm long, 2.5-5 cm wide with 3-10 teeth at the tip, crowded, stalkless. Flower clusters 7-9 cm wide, stalked, mostly up to 3 together. Flowers 3.5-5 cm long, yellow.

A useful florists' flower.

S Africa (Cape).

Tree; bracts ovate-acuminate; broadly conical pollen presenter.

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
genus        Leucospermum R.Br.