Leucospermum prostratum (Thunb.) Stapf

Yellow Trailing Pincushion, Ball-flower Leucadendrum, Creeping Pincushion, Scented Pincushion

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucospermum

Category: Shrub

Size: To 13' spread, 6" tall


Prostrate. Yellow flowers. Linear foliage.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 5(1): 636 in 1912.

Native to South Africa.

Basionym Protea prostrata Thunb.

Synonym Leucadendron glomiflorum Salisb. ex Knight (ProteaWorldOnline)

Also from ProteaWorldOnline: diffusum R.Br. ex Meisn 1856.


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