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Leucadendron teretifolium

   (Family: Proteaceae)
   
English: Needle-leaf Conebush  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 1m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred altitude: 0 - 1350m
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Forest
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
Yellow
 
  Polinator
  Wind
  Flower info
  Flowers of one sex on separate plants
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  Thick needle like leaves with red tips
 
 
Fruit type EDIT
 
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruit is stored on plant, released after fire. Seed dispersed by wind - seeds winged. Seeds stored in cones on female plants.
 
 
Description EDIT
Grows to 1m dense shrub with needle-like leaves. In spring the inflorescences are on peduncles, producing green to red cones.
Growing EDIT
Sow seed in autumn.
Prefers dry areas.
Distribution EDIT
Elim Flats, Klein River Mountains, Riversonderend Mountains, Potberg, Bonteberg, Witteberg, Waboomsberg and Langeberg

Bokkeveld and Witteberg derived soils, 0-1350m
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
Handsome container plant or low hedge.
Grown commercially for its cut foliage.
Ecology EDIT
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