Leucadendron salicifolium (Salisb.) I.Williams

Riverine Conebush, Willow-leaf Leucadendron, Common Stream Conebush, Cuspidate-leaf Euryspermum, Marsh Euryspermum

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucadendron

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 9-11

Size: To 10' tall


Single trunk. Leaves linear with a pointed tip, hairless. Bracts yellow-cream. Female flowers are green cones.

See Protea Atlas Project for photographs.


Published in J. S. African Bot. 33: 142 in 1967.

Basionym Euryspermum salicifolium Salisb.

Synonym Leucadendron strictum R.Br.

Brown lists Protea conifera Andrews under Leucadendron strictum which suggests that it too is a synonym of L. salicifolium. ProteaWorldOnline concurs. They also list Euryspermum uliginosum Salisb. ex Knight and Euryspermum cuspidifolium Salisb. ex Knight.


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