Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Leucadendron xanthoconus
Common name - Knoppiesbos , Geelbos, Sickle-leaved Conebush
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Flowering time August to September
Description Female: A single-stemmed shrub up to 2 m. The linear to sickle-shaped leaves have fine silver hairs when young (i.e. at the tips of the branches), becoming hairless later (65 mm long, 6 mm wide). Involucral leaves are yellow, and the hairy cones (30 mm long, 22 mm wide) retain seed for several years.
Male: Similar to the female.
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