Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp. viridum


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 Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp.  viridum   Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp.  viridum
 Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp.  viridum   Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp.  viridum
 Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp.  viridum   Leucospermum conocarpodendron subsp.  viridum

Habitat

widespread

Altitude

coastal mountain slopes

Flowering time

August to December

Description

This tall, treelike shrub with brilliant yellow flower-heads was the first leucospermum to be mentioned in the country's written history. Kreupelhout, named for its gnarled branches, was used before 1680. There are two supspecies. In this area is the widespread viridum which has green glabrous leaves occasionally fringed.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 22