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Leucospermum cordifolium

Leucospermum cordifolium (Salisb. ex Knight) Fourc.

Leucadendron nutans Kuntze

Pincushion Protea

ParentsUnknownGenus is not in the current taxonomy
GenusLeucospermum
Speciescordifolium

About plant names...

This south African plant is not native to North America, but is popular with gardeners in warm climates.

Identification: Pincushion proteas are named for their pincushion-like appearance—flowerheads are up to 5" (12 cm) across, rounded, with many thin petals resembling pins. Leaves are leathery and sharp-tipped.

Online References:

Leucospermum on Forest and Kim Starr’s Starr Environmental site

Leucospermum cordifolium on the South African National Biodiversity Institute's web site, plantzafrica.com

Leucospermum cordifolium at the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden Center for Plant Research

Leucospermum cordifolium on photo.net

Leucospermum cordifolium on picsearch

Leucospermum cordifolium on ARKive: Images of Life on Earth

Leucospermum cultivars on ProteaFlora

Leucospermum cordifolium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Leucospermum cordifolium (Pincushion Protea)

8/19/2004 · Kula Botanical Garden, Maui, HI