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Leucadendron pubescens (Grey conebush)

Syhaartolbos [Afrikaans]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Proteales > Family: Proteaceae > Genus: Leucadendron

Leucadendron pubescens

Male and female plants of the silver form of Leucadendron pubescens flowering in spring on Gideonskop in the Kouebokkeveld, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Leucadendron pubescens Leucadendron pubescens

A male plant of Leucadendron pubescens flowering in spring in the Olifants River valley near Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A female plant of Leucadendron pubescens flowering in spring in the Biedouw Valley on the eastern side of the Cedarberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

In the Clanwilliam area of the Western Cape, South Africa, the pea-sized seeds are collected from wild female plants and eaten as nuts.

Publications

  • van Wyk, B.-E. & Gericke, N. 2000. People's Plants. A Guide to Useful Plants of Southern Africa. Briza Publications, Pretoria.  

 

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