Red Pincushion Leucospermum Pincushion Head

Leucospermum (Pincushion, Pincushion Protea or Leucospermum) is a genus of about 50 species of Protea that are indigenous to the South African Coastline.

These shrubs are evergreen and have been known to grow to 5m in length. The leaves are spirally arranged, tough and leathery, simple, linear to lanceolate, 2-12 cm long and 0.5-3 cm broad, with a serrated margin or serrated at the leaf apex only. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences (seperate buds within the flower bud), which have large numbers of prominent styles, which inspires the name.

Information has been adapted from Wikipedia.

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