Leucadendron teretifolium (Andrews) I.Williams

Needle-leaf Conebush, Round-leaf Chasme, Strawberry Conebush, Terete Conebush


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucadendron

Category: Shrub

Size: 3' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Needle-like leaves with red tips, red bracts and mature red cones.

[quote:Protea with cylindrical leaves blunt-ended: the younger ascending, and the older ones spreading: flowers yellow, headed, terminal, and surrounded by the leaves: and after flowering a cone is formed.] (Bot. Repos. Protea teretifolia)

See Protea Atlas Project for photographs.

History: 

Published in J. S. African Bot. 33: 85 in 1967.

Native to South Africa.

Basionym Protea teretifolia Andrews.

Synonym Leucadendron abietinum R.Br., Chasme teretifolia Salisb. ex Knight.

...introduced by Mr. J. Niven, and grows wild on the sandy plains of Zwellendam. (Cult. Prot.)

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