Leucadendron platyspermum R.Br.

Platystar, Plate-seed Conebush, Flat-seed Conebush, Platty

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucadendron

Category: Shrub

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: 5' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun


Narrow yellow-green foliage, yellow-green flowers. Female flowers have yellow-green bracts and large rounded cones. Male plants smaller with narrower leaves.

See Protea Atlas Project for photographs.


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

Native to South Africa.

ProteaWorldOnline lists Protea comosa Thunb. as a synonym but African Plant Database show it as the basionym of Leucadendron comosum (Thunb.) R.Br.

They also list Chasme comosa Salisb. ex Knight and Protea polysperma Poir.


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