Leucospermum catherinae Compton

Catherine-wheel Pincushion, Catherine's Pincushion, Comb-flower Pincushion, Firewheel, Wheel-flower Pincushion

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucospermum

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Size: To 10' tall

Exposure: Sun


Erect, single stem at the base. Leaves hairy when young, leathery, grey-green, to 5" long, with 3 or 4 teeth, alternate. Inflorescences yellow to orange, red tips, to 6" diameter. Well-drained soil.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.


Published in J. Bot. 71: 69 in 1933.

Native to South Africa.


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