Small flowerheads contain both sexes in each flower.
Released 2 months after flowering. Stored in Underground ants nests.
Erect shrub up to 0.5m tall.
The Spiderheads are often not recognised as members of the Protea Family. They are characterised by their divided leaves and small flowerheads.
Flats from Hopefield to Cape Town.
Granite soils, shales and heavy sands, 50-250m
The Bottlebrush Spiderhead is Endangered with extinction. It used to occur in what is now the vineyards and wheat fields of the Malmesbury district. Today it is confined to a few remnants. And in every single remnant that it is known from it is threatened by alien invader plants!
It is killed by fire but the seeds will survive.
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