Leucospermum lineare R.Br.

Needle-leaf Pincushion, Assegaaibos Pincushion, Fallacious Leucadendrum, Galaxy Pincushion, Narrow-leaf Pincushion, Tangerine Pincushion

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucospermum

Category: Shrub

Size: To 6' tall

Exposure: Sun


Sprawling or erect, to 13'. Cream flowers to coral colored, long thin leaves, needle-like.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

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Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 96 in 1810.

Native to South Africa.

Synonyms (ProteaWorldOnline): Leucospermum calocephalum Gand ex Schinz, Leucadendron fallax Salisb. ex Knight.

R.Br. cites Protea linearis


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