Leucospermum vestitum (Lam.) Rourke

Silky-haired Pincushion, Meteor Pincushion, Notched Pincushion, Orange-flame Pincushion, Upright Pincushion

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucospermum

Category: Shrub

Size: To 8' tall


Erect. Red and orange floers. Leavs greeen, tight to stems, tooothed at the tips.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in J. S. African Bot. 33: 266 in 1967. Native to South Africa.

Basionym of Protea vestita Lam.

Synonym Leucospermum incisum E.Phillips.

Synonyms (ProteaWorldOnline): Leucadendron ellipticum Salisb. ex Knight and Leucospermum medium R.Br. although African Plant Database shows the latter as a synonym of Leucospermum formosum (Andrews) Sweet.


Sources of Information

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