Leucospermum truncatulum

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Name and publication

Leucospermum truncatulum (Salisb. ex Knight) Rourke, J. S. Afr. Bot. 33: 266 (1967).

Description

Branchlets of patrysbos, about 10-15 cm long and often in flower, are sold as “snake tail” in the potpourri trade. The leaves are elliptic, acute, densely hairy, 10-25 mm long x 5-10 mm wide, overlapping each other. Flowers are small and yellow, 20 mm wide, and occur in clusters of two to eight, becoming crimson when mature.

Nativity and distribution

Leucopspermum truncatulum is native to South Africa.

Family

Proteaceae

Synonymy

Leucadendron truncatulum Salisb. ex Knight