Leucospermum tottum (L.) R.Br.

Firewheel Pincushion

Erect shrub with a single stem. Leaves lanceolate to narrowly oblong, mostly 3-6 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm wide, tip entire or occasionally with 2-3 teeth. Flower clusters mostly solitary, 9-15 cm wide, flattened when open, stalked. Flowers 4-4.5 cm long, pink.

S Africa (Cape).

Leaves narrow, mostly entire; flowers in flattened heads when open.

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.