Leucadendron R.Br.

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 Has image?
Timberlake, J. [s.n.], Malawi Protea K000614716 No

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.

  • 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

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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