Leucadendron xanthoconus

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Name and publication

Leucadendron xanthoconus K. Schum., Just, Jahresb. I 26: 364 (1904).


Sold in the potpourri trade as “salignum cones,” the papery bracts of these multiple fruits look like spruce cones, 2-2.5 cm long x 1.5-2 cm wide. Branchlets, about 10-30 cm long, are sold as “salignum leaves,” which are linear leaves with an acute tip and entire margin, 4.5-5 cm long x 5-7 mm wide, on thin stems.

Nativity and distribution

Leucadendron xanthoconus is native to South Africa.