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Leucadendron microcephalum

   (Family: Proteaceae)
   
English: Oilbract Conebush  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 2m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred altitude: 0 - 1330m
Preferred position:
Full Sun
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
Brown
 
  Polinator
  Beetles
  Flower info
  Eastily distinguished from other leucadendrons by the conspicuous brown oily bracts of the flowers of both sexes. Buds are rounded, viscid and very sticky. Flowers of one sex on separate plants.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
 
 
Leaf size 090mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  Male and female plants have oblong leaves up to 90mm long, with crowded longer involucral foliage.
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruits are heart-shaped and unique. Fruit dropped to gound after two months ripening.
 
 
Description EDIT
Bright yellow shrub up 2m tall.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Kogelberg, Kleinmond, Klein River, Groenland, Hottentots-Holland, Du Toit's Kloof and Riviersonderend Mountains.
Mostly confined to Caledon district.

Stony sandstone soils, 0-1330m.
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
Ecology EDIT
Killed by fire, only seeds survive.
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