Leucadendron floridum R.Br.

Flats Conebush, Silky Euryspermum, Sunny


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucadendron

Category: Shrub

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: 6' tall and 4' wide

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Silvery yellow-green foliage, yellow flowers.

See Protea Atlas Project for photographs.

History: 

Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 63 in 1810.

Native to South Africa.

Brown cites Protea saligna Andrews mas et fem. And. Rep. 572?

ProteaWorldOnline lists Protea saligna Thunb. as a synonym which agrees with Andrews below.

Protea saligna, in the Species Plantarum of Linnaeus, is considered as only a variety of P. conifera, but is certainly specifically distinct in its foliage, however resembling in other particulars. Finding, soon after we had made our drawing, a female plant in fine bloom, we have annexed a branch of it on the same plate, to elucidate as much as possible the apparent confusion that at present seems to pervade this section of the Genus Protea. The P. saligna of Thunberg, enumerated by Willdenow, we have no doubt, describes the female specimen we have represented, the cone being there mentioned as about the size of a pea, and which exactly accords with our figure. (Bot. Repos.)

ProteaWorldOnline also shows Euryspermum sericeum Salisb. ex Knight as a synonym.

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