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Paranomus reflexus

   (Family: Proteaceae)
   
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 1 - 2m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
Rarity Status:
Vulnerable
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred altitude: 1000 - 2000m
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
pH: acid
Biome: Forest
 
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Flower colours
 
Yellow
Flower type
 
  Polinator
  bees,birds
  Flower info
  The flowerheads are 80–140 mm long and up to 70 mm in diameter and resemble a bottlebrush. The flowerhead is made up of many individual flowers, each one 30–35 mm long, very slender, and possessing four free perianth segments
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Bark / Stem type
 
 
Leaf size 035mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  The entire leaves are 35 mm long, egg- to spatula- shaped, hairless and reduce in size towards the tip of the stem. The petiole is up to 15 mm long and clasps the stem. The leaf blade turns outwards and the edges curve upwards.
 
 
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Description EDIT
It has leaves of two different kinds: low down on the stem they are dissected while on the upper part of the stem, particularly on stems carrying flowerheads, they are entire. The dissected leaves are 40–80 mm long, hairless, with slender segments divided in the upper half and tipped with red. The entire leaves are 35 mm long, egg- to spatula- shaped, hairless and reduce in size towards the tip of the stem. The petiole is up to 15 mm long and clasps the stem. The leaf blade turns outwards and the edges curve upwards.
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grows on sandstone slopes, at an altitude of 1000–2000 m in the Van Stadens Mountains and the Elandsberg, near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. It is confined to Kouga Sandstone Fynbos, and occurs in small clumps of a few dozen plants scattered through its range. Climate in this region is warm temperate and rainfall is low and falls throughout the year. This species is the most easterly member of the genus.
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