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Pincushion Protea

Leucospermum cordifolium

Description:

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 .

Habitat:

Rocky sandstone slopes in the extreme southwestern Cape

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13 Comments

Seema
Seema 7 years ago

pretty

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Wonderful!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Wow! Stunning and beautiful details! Love it!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 7 years ago

This is magnificent! Awesome find Tim!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 7 years ago

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

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 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
TimRolston 8 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
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

What an astonishing picture Tim. I'd be honored if you add it to our "Fynbos of Western Cape" mission.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1287...

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 9 years ago

Pretty shots!

BareFeat
BareFeat 9 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 9 years ago

Alice its quite similar to flowers of Mitragyna parviflolia

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

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

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Amazing show of the earth...

TimRolston
Spotted by
TimRolston

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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

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