Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Leucadendron salicifolium


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 Leucadendron salicifolium   Leucadendron salicifolium
 Leucadendron salicifolium   Leucadendron salicifolium
 Leucadendron salicifolium

Habitat

Damp situations near streams; acid soil

Altitude

sea level to 900m

Flowering time

July to September

Description

Female: A single-stemmed, erect shrub up to 3 m. The hairless leaves are slight- ly sickle-shaped (60 mm long, 5 mm wide) and involucral leaves are yellow- cream. Cones (35 mm long, 25 mm wide) retain seeds for several years . It char- acteristically grows near streams in dense, extensive stands. Unusually for leucadendrons, flowers are wind-pollinated. Male: Similar to the female.

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2017 / 3 / 29