Leucospermum gerrardii Stapf

Soapstone Pincushion, Dwarf Pincushion, Soboliferous Pincushion


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucospermum

Category: Shrub

Size: To 16" tall

Description: 

Linear grey-green foliage, rounded apex, perhaps toothed. Red flowerheads with yellow tips, surrounded by leaves.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

History: 

Published in Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 5(1): 528 in 1912.

Native to South Africa.

Synonym Leucospermum zeyheri Meisn. (ProteaWorldOnline shows this as a synonym of Leucospermum cuneiforme (Burm.f.) Rourke.)

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Sources of Information

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