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Prionium serratum

   (Family: Prioniaceae)
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 2m
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
Flower shape
Flower type
  Flower info
  Inflorescence a large panicle on a 3-angled stem. Flowers small and star-shaped, brown, with 6 dry tepals.
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Bark / Stem type
  Leaf info EDIT
  Terminal rosettes of hard, grey, strap-like leaves with sharply saw-toothed margins.
  Seed info EDIT
Description EDIT
Robust shrub to 2m.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
River banks and streams on sandstone in the Western and Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal.
History EDIT
The leaves were used in the manufacture of straw hats worn by slaves in early Cape Town.
Ecology EDIT
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