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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal.

[FZ]

Proteaceae, S.M. Chisumpa†, R.K. Brummitt & S. Marner. Flora Zambesiaca 9:3. 2006

Morphology General Habit
Trees up to 10 m high, or shrubs, or erect or prostrate suffrutices.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear to suborbicular, sessile to petiolate, entire, usually rather coriaceous, glabrous to tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in dense heads 3–15 cm diameter, surrounded by a conspicuous involucre of bracts; bracts spirally arranged and forming several overlapping series, grading from very small in the outer series to elongate and almost equalling to exceeding the flowers in the inner series, sometimes brightly coloured, glabrous to tomentose; involucral receptacle flat to conical.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth abaxial segment separating completely from the 3 adaxial segments which remain fused for ± their entire length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary scarcely differentiated from the base of the style, clothed with long stiff brown hairs exceeding itself in length, with a single ovule; style not flattened, glabrous or rarely hairy at the base, terminated by a linear pollen-presenter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit an obconic achene, with the long straight brown hairs persistent.

[FTEA]

Proteaceae, R.K. Brummitt & Serena K. Marner. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1993

Morphology General Habit
Erect or prostrate suffrutices or branching shrubs or trees up to 8(-10) m. high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear to subcircular, sessile to shortly petiolate, entire, often coriaceous, glabrous to tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in dense heads 3-15 cm. in diameter surrounded by a conspicuous multiseriate involucre of bracts; bracts spirally arranged to form several overlapping series, grading from very small in the outer series to elongate and almost equalling to exceeding the flowers in the inner series, sometimes brightly coloured, glabrous to tomentose; involucral receptacle flat to conical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth abaxial segment separating completely from the 3 adaxial segments which remain fused for ± their entire length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary scarcely differentiated from the base of the style, dotted with long stiff brown hairs exceeding itself in length, with a single ovule; style not flattened, glabrous or rarely hairy at the base, terminated by a linear pollen-presenter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit an obconic achene, with the long straight brown hairs persistent

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal

Leucadendron R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Timberlake, J. [s.n.], Malawi Protea K000614716

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 50 (1810)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • WCVP (2021). World Checklist of Vascular Plants, version 2.0. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://wcvp.science.kew.org/ Retrieved 28 April 2021

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0