Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Leucadendron salicifolium
Common name - Geelbos, Common Stream Conebush
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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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