Leucadendron cinereum (Sol. ex Aiton) R.Br.

Scraggly Conebush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucadendron

Category: Shrub

Size: To 3' tall


See Protea Atlas Project for photographs.


Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 57 in 1810.

Native to South Africa.

Basionym Protea cinerea Sol. ex Aiton.

Synonyms: Leucadendron truncatum (Thunb.) Meisn., Protea truncata Thunb.

Brown also cites the following as synonyms: Protea alba Thunb. but this is a synonym of Leucadendron album (Thunb.) Fourc. Similary in Cult. Prot. Protea alba Thunb. is listed under P. cinerea as the male plant and in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 580 in 1891, L. cinereum R.Br. and P. alba Thunb. are shown as synonymous.


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