Leucospermum erubescens Rourke

Oudtshoorn Pincushion, Orange Flame Pincushion, Langeberg Pincushion

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucospermum

Category: Shrub

Size: To 6' tall


Single main stem, erect form. Leaves hairless, to 3.5" long, linear, blunt ends with 3 (to 7) teeth. Flowers in clusters of 2 or 3, orange to red, each to 2.5" diameter.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.


Published in J. S. African Bot. Suppl: 8: 58 in 1972. Native to South Africa.

Synonym (ProteaWorldOnline) [quote: attenuatum var. ambiguum Meisn. 1856.


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