Leucadendron xanthoconus (Kuntze) K.Schum.

Sickle-leaf Conebush, Emulous Euryspermum, Glossy-leaf Conebush, Goldentips, Yellow Conebush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucadendron

Category: Shrub

Size: To 6' tall


Leaves sickle-shaped, covered in silvery hairs when young. Bracts are yellow.

See Protea Atlas Project, http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantklm/leucadenxanth.htm, PlantzAfrica for photographs.


Published in Just's Bot. Jahresber. 26: 1: 364 in 1900.

Basionym Protea xanthoconus Kuntze.

Synonym Leucadendron salignum R.Br., EursAemu Salisb. ex Knight, Leucadendron cuspidatum Klotzsch ex Meisn.

From Brown Protea conifera alpha L. from Sp. Pl., ed. 2 1: 138 (excluding synonyms), ProteaWorldOnline list Protea conifera delta and beta L. 1764.

ProteaWorldOnline also lists Protea argentea delta and gamma L. 1753, salignum Lam. 1791, salignum var. linearifolium Meisn. 1856, uliginosum f. pungens Gandoger 1901.


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