Cone bush

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Nepean cone bush (Isopogon dawsonii), infructescence after blooming
Male of Sun Cone Bush (Leucadendron sessile) inflorescences in full bloom

Cone bush, conebush, or cone-bush is a common name for various plants, usually dicotyledonous shrubs that bear their flowers and seeds in compact, cone-shaped inflorescences and infructescences. The plants that the name most frequently applies to are members of the Proteaceae, and in particular the Australian genus Isopogon[1] and the African genus Leucadendron.[2]


  1. ^ Rowell Raymond J. Ornamental Flowering Shrubs in Australia. Publisher: University of New South Wales. 1991. ISBN 978-0868400846
  2. ^ Manning, John (2008). Field Guide to Fynbos. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. ISBN 9781770072657.