Leucospermum calligerum (Salisb. ex Knight) Rourke

Arid Pincushion, Callus-bearing Leucadendrum, Gnaphalium-leaf Leucadendrum, Pink Pincushion, Pubescent Leucadendrum, Xeranthemum-leaf Leucadendrum

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucospermum

Category: Shrub

Size: To 6' tall


Erect. Red flowers, to 1" diameter, in clusters at the tips of the stems. Foliage grey-green, hairy, small and tight to the stems, red tips.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in J. S. African Bot. 35:323 in 1969.

Native to South Africa.

Basionym Leucadendron calligerum Salisb. ex Knight.

Synonyms: Leucospermum puberum (L.) R.Br., Leucadendron gnaphaliifolium Salisb. ex Knight, Leucadendron xeranthemifolium Salisb. ex Knight, Protea pubera Thunb. (?L.)


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