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Leucadendron chamelaea

   (Family: Proteaceae)
   
English: Witsenberg Conebush  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 2.3m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
Rarity Status:
Vulnerable
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
 
pH:
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
Yellow
 
  Polinator
  Insects
  Flower info
  Flowers have bright yellow involucral bracts.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  Very narrow leaves.
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
Grows into sparsely branched shrub up to 2m, with very narrow leaves.
Flowers have bright yellow involucral bracts and can be seen in Spring.
Growing EDIT
Grow in full sun.
Suitable for growing in containers.
Distribution EDIT
South Africa, Western Cape.
Koue Bokkeveld to Franschhoek Valley.
Occurs most prominently in Breede Alluvium Fynbos.
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
Popular as a cut flower.
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.
Ecology EDIT
This species' habitat has been severely reduced by cultivation of fruit vineyards, potatoes and other cash crops. Remaining subpopulations are now confined predominantly to road verges and small fragments where they are threatened by a lack of fire, alien invasive plants and road verge clearing. Agricultural pest control has also caused a decline in some subpopulations.
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