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Leucospermum vestitum

Leucospermum vestitum, orange-red flowerheads
Common names: silky-haired pincushion (Eng.); bergluisie (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... an achene, released 1–2 months after flowering. Leucospermum vestitum occurs on Gifberg, Cedarberg Mountains, in the Koue ... in Sandstone Fynbos and Alluvium Fynbos. Leucospermum vestitum flowers are pollinated by nectar-feeding birds, such as ...

16 / 05 / 2016 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum calligerum

Leucospermum calligerum
Common names: arid pincushion (Eng.); luisiebossie (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden July 2015 Leucospermum calligerum is an erect or sprawling shrub that grows up to 2 m ... from 20 mm to over 30 mm in diameter. The flowers of Leucospermum calligerum start off pale yellow to cream-coloured, fading to ...

13 / 07 / 2015 | Phumza Bavuma | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum truncatulum

Multi-colored flowerhead
Common names: oval-leaf pincushion, buxifolium, buxi (Eng.); patrysbos, kleinkopspeldekussing (Afr.) (= L. buxifolium R.Br.)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden August 2013 Leucospermum truncatulum is a slender, sparsely branched shrub with stiffly ... flowers open from the centre of the flowerhead outwards. Leucospermum truncatulum flowers during winter, spring and early summer ...

19 / 08 / 2013 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum lineare

Flower of yellow form
Common names: needle-leaf pincushion, narrow-leaf pincushion, tangerine pincushion, assegaaibos pincushion (Eng.); smalblaarspeldekussing, luisiesbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... January 2013 There are two distinct forms of Leucospermum lineare , but they are not formally recognized as separate ... the ground and often even before they are ripe! Leucospermum Leucospermum lineare can be propagated from cuttings or ...

14 / 01 / 2013 | Louise Nurrish | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum erubescens

Leucospermum erubescens flower heads
Common names: orange flame pincushion, Langeberg pincushion (Eng.); oranjevlamspeldekussing (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden January2012 Leucospermum erubescens is an upright shrub, 1-2 m tall, with a single main ... heads last on the bush for about 2 months. Leucospermum erubescens is one of the Wide-tubed Pincushions: the perianth ...

30 / 01 / 2012 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum patersonii

Leucospermum patersonii flowers & foliage
Common names: silver-edge pincushion
Family: Proteaceae

... They are similar to, but a bit smaller than those of Leucospermum cordifolium . The flower heads are partly enclosed by the ... Flowers are produced from July to December. Leucospermum patersonii is limited to a small distribution range along the ...

20 / 06 / 2011 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum cuneiforme

Leucospermum cuneiforme
Common names: wart-stemmed pincushion (Eng.), luisiesbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... Botanical Garden February 2011 Leucospermum cuneiforme is usually a stout shrub 1.5-2 m tall but can reach ... nuts covered by a soft, fleshy, white skin. Leucospermum cuneiforme grows on sandstone slopes and flats in the Western ...

21 / 02 / 2011 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum catherinae

Leucospermum catherinae flower head
Common names: catherine-wheel pincushion (Eng.)
Family: Proteaceae

... solitary, widely dispersed plants are not unusual. Leucospermum catherinae grows in a Mediterranean climate with an average ... quickly as there is an absence of competing vegetation. Leucospermum Under natural conditions, the seeds germinate during the first ...

03 / 01 / 2011 | N Stoll | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum grandiflorum

Leucospermum grandiflorum opening flower head
Common names: grey-leaf fountain pincushion, rainbow pincushion (Eng.)
Family: Proteaceae

... Botanical Garden September 2010 Leucospermum grandiflorum is an erect, lanky shrub growing 1.5-2.5 m tall. ... are released two months after flowering. Leucospermum grandiflorum is a fynbos species and is endemic to Boland ...

20 / 09 / 2010 | Louise Nurrish | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum formosum

Leucospermum formosum flowerheads maturing
Common names: silver-leaf wheel-pincushion
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden December 2009 Leucospermum formosum is a large, upright shrub 2-3 m tall. Leaves are ... are small nuts covered by a soft, fleshy, white skin. Leucospermum formosum is closely related and very similar to L. ...

07 / 12 / 2009 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp. viridum

Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp. viridum flower head
Common names: green tree pincushion, hairless tree pincushion, yellow pincushion (Eng.); groenkreupelhout, kreupelboom, goudboom, brandhoutboom (Afr.) (Previously k
Family: Proteaceae

... identification difficulties between the two subspecies, as Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp. conocarpodendron, the grey tree ... L. conocarpodendron subsp. conocarpodendron. Leucospermum This is an excellent plant for seaside gardens along the ...

30 / 11 / 2009 | Jane Forrester | Harold Porter NBG
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Leucospermum praecox

Leucospermum praecox flower heads
Common names: Mossel Bay pincushion; large tufted pincushion
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden November 2009 Leucospermum praecox is a rounded, robust shrub up to 2-3 m tall and 4 m ... ground where they are carried underground by ants. Leucospermum praecox occurs on the Riversdale Flats between Albertinia and ...

09 / 11 / 2009 | Louise Nurrish | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp. conocarpodendron

Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp. conocarpodendron flower head
Common names: grey tree pincushion (Eng.); vaalkreupelhout, goudsboom (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden January 2009 Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp. conocarpodendron is a tree-like ... flower heads about two months after flowering. Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp. conocarpodendron is relatively ...

19 / 01 / 2009 | Enrico January | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum glabrum

In flower
Common names: Outeniqua pincushion
Family: Proteaceae

... With additions by Yvonne Reynolds Leucospermum glabrum is an evergreen, erect, woody shrub with a neat, ... they are stored. Fynbos is a fire-dependant ecosystem and Leucospermum glabrum has adapted to this. During a fire, the seeds are safe ...

14 / 04 / 2008 | Monique Mcquillan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum reflexum

Common names: var. reflexum : rocket pincushion, sky-rocket pincushion (Eng. ); perdekop (Afr.). var. luteum : yellow rocket pincushion (Eng.); geel perdekop (Afr
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden July 2007   Leucospermum reflexum is a rounded, silvery grey-leaved shrub up to 4 m tall ... easily accessible nutrients for the young plants. Leucospermum These plants come from the winter-rainfall region where ...

30 / 07 / 2007 | Jane Forrester | Harold Porter NBG
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Leucospermum muirii

Flowers heads change colour
Common names: Albertinia pincushion ( Eng. ); bloukoolhout (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden November 2006 Leucospermum muirii is a perennial, bushy shrub growing up to 1.5 m tall. ... many years under correct, well-drained conditions. Leucospermum muirii is found in the Western Cape and is a limestone-loving ...

06 / 11 / 2006 | M Twine | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum bolusii

Leucospermum bolusii
Common names: Gordon's Bay pincushion (Eng.); witluisiesbos (Afr.)
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden October 2003 Leucospermum bolusii grows into a rounded shrub, about 1.5 m tall. The leaves ... safe until conditions are right for them to germinate. Leucospermum bolusii is killed by fire, i.e. it is not a resprouter, but its ...

27 / 10 / 2003 | Christien Malan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum saxosum

Flowerheads
Common names: escarpment pincushion
Family: Proteaceae

... (leaf tip). The flowers (perianth) are yellowish-orange. Leucospermum saxosum has some flowers almost the whole year round, but the ... frost. Most leucospermums are insect pollinated. Leucospermum saxosum has adapted to the high rainfall and mist of the ...

06 / 01 / 2003 | K Behr | Pretoria NBG
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Leucospermum tottum

Leucospermum tottum
Common names: for genus: Speldekussing, Vuurhoutjies, Matches, Pincushion.
Family: Proteaceae

... . The flowering season is slightly later than that of  Leucospermum cordifolium.  It starts in mid October and lasts until the end ... on small Scarab beetles and birds for pollination. Leucospermum Leucospermum tottum can be propagated by seed or from ...

27 / 11 / 2000 | Hanneke Jamieson | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Leucospermum oleifolium

Leucospermum oleifolium
Common names: Overberg pincushion.
Family: Proteaceae

... National Botanical Garden October 2000 Leucospermum oleifolium is an erect, rounded shrub up to 1 m tall and about ... a brilliant crimson with age. The natural habitat of Leucospermum oleifolium is in the South-Western Cape, from the Du Toit's ...

23 / 10 / 2000 | Hanneke Jamieson | Kirstenbosch NBG
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