Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Leucadendron tinctum


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 Leucadendron tinctum

Habitat

sandstone slopes

Altitude

low

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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2017 / 3 / 26