Leucospermum truncatulum

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Name and publication()

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


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.




Leucadendron truncatulum Salisb. ex Knight