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Genus: Leucospermum (pincushions)

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

The 48 species are found mainly in the Western Cape but the genus is also found in Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Zimbabwe.

Species (all native to southern Africa)

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Leucospermum arenarium (Redelinghuis pincushion)

Leucospermum bolusii (Gordon's Bay pincushion)

Leucospermum calligerum (Arid pincushion)

Leucospermum catherinae (Catherine-wheel pincushion)

Leucospermum conocarpodendron (Grey tree pincushion, Green tree pincushion)

Leucospermum cordatum (Heart-leaf pincushion)

Leucospermum cordifolium (The pincushion)

Leucospermum cuneiforme (Wart-stemmed pincushion)

Leucospermum erubescens (Oudtshoorn pincushion)

Leucospermum formosum (Silver-leaf wheel pincushion)

Leucospermum fulgens (Potberg pincushion)

Leucospermum gerrardii (Soapstone pincushion)

Leucospermum glabrum (Outeniqua pincushion)

Leucospermum gracile (Hermanus pincushion)

Leucospermum grandiflorum (Grey-leaf fountain pincushion)

Leucospermum gueinzii (Kloof fountain pincushion)

Leucospermum hamatum (Ruitersbos pincushion)

Leucospermum harpagonatum (McGregor pincushion)

Leucospermum heterophyllum (Trident pincushion)

Leucospermum hypophyllocarpodendron (Snake-stem pincushion)

Leucospermum innovans (Transkei pincushion)

Leucospermum lineare (Needle-leaf pincushion)

Leucospermum muirii (Albertinia pincushion)

Leucospermum mundii (Langeberg pincushion)

Leucospermum oleifolium (Overberg pincushion)

Leucospermum parile (Malmesbury pincushion)

Leucospermum patersonii (Silver-edge pincushion)

Leucospermum pedunculatum (White trailing pincushion)

Leucospermum pluridens (Robinson pincushion)

Leucospermum praecox (Mossel Bay pincushion)

Rooivlamspeldekussing [Afrikaans]

Leucospermum praemorsum (Nardouw fountain pincushion)

Leucospermum profugum (Piketberg pincushion)

Leucospermum prostratum (Yellow trailing pincushion)

Leucospermum reflexum (Rocket pincushion)

Leucospermum rodolentum (Sandveld pincushion)

Leucospermum royenifolium (Eastern pincushion)

Leucospermum saxatile (Karoo pincushion)

Leucospermum saxosum (Escarpment pincushion)

Leucospermum secundifolium (Stalked pincushion)

Leucospermum spathulatum (Cederberg pincushion)

Leucospermum tomentosum (Saldanha pincushion)

Leucospermum tottum (Ribbon pincushion)

Leucospermum truncatulum (Oval-leaf pincushion)

Leucospermum truncatum (Limestone pincushion)

Leucospermum utriculosum (Breede River pincushion)

Leucospermum vestitum (Silky-haired pincushion)

Leucospermum winteri (Riversdale pincushion)

Leucospermum wittebergensis (Swartberg pincushion)

Publications

  • Rourke, J.P. 2003. Proteaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 795-809. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. 

  

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