Leucospermum grandiflorum (Salisb.) R.Br.

Grey-leaf Fountain Pincushion, Great-flower Leucadendrum, Rainbow Pincushion

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucospermum

Category: Shrub

Size: To 8' tall


Grey-green foliage, twisted, tight to stem. Cream to yellow flowerheads.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.


Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 100 in 1810.

Basionym Leucadendron grandiflorum Salisb. (African Plant Database)

PlantList shows both names as unresolved but probably synonomous.

Synonyms (ProteaWorldOnline): Protea erosa Licht ex Roem. & Schult., Protea villosa Poir., Protea villosa Banks ex Poir.


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