Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Leucadendron tinctum
Common name - Bergroos, Spicy Conebush
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Habitat sandstone slopes
Flowering time July to August
Description Leucadendron tinctum is a colourful, spreading shrub with large, smooth leaves. The female plant produces conspicuous red cones and rose-red bracts. The foliage on the flowering stems is also tinged red, The male plant is much less colourful. The plants flower from mid-winter to spring,Cones have a spicy smell and their shiny glabrous bracts are recurved. The fruiting body opens after four months and the seed falls to the ground.
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