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Pincushion Protea

Leucospermum cordifolium


Rounded shrub with drooping branches to 1.5 m. Oval leaves 20 to 80mm long. Rounded slightly flattened flowerheads.100 to 120 mm diameter. Orange to scarlet .


Rocky sandstone slopes in the extreme southwestern Cape

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Seema 11 years ago


MayraSpringmann 11 years ago


YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Wow! Stunning and beautiful details! Love it!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 11 years ago

This is magnificent! Awesome find Tim!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 11 years ago

WOW! Love the 2nd photo. Looks like rope.

Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

Thank you Tim! That's great news! Exited to see many more, and learn more about them too. I must admit I'm a rookie when it comes to Fynbos...

TimRolston 11 years ago

@ Smith's Zoo, I have added what fynbos images I have already posted to your mission. I am sure to have more in time. Regards Tim

Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

What an astonishing picture Tim. I'd be honored if you add it to our "Fynbos of Western Cape" mission.

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 12 years ago

Pretty shots!

BareFeat 13 years ago

Very nice. I have a picture of something less colorful but very similar in structure. Perhaps i have a clue now. Ill spot it. Great pic.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

Alice its quite similar to flowers of Mitragyna parviflolia

alicelongmartin 13 years ago

I never saw any quite this elaborate, but you don't forget the proteas you see.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

Amazing show of the earth...

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 23, 2010
Submitted on Apr 23, 2011

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