Leucadendron album

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Leucadendron album
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Leucadendron
Species: L. album
Binomial name
Leucadendron album
(Thunb.) Fourc.
Synonyms[1]
  • Leucadendron aurantiacum H. Buek ex Meisn.
  • Leucadendron proteoides L.

Leucadendron album is a species of flowering plant in the family Proteaceae. It is endemic to South Africa. It is an erect, evergreen, silvery shrub and reaches 1.5-2 metres tall, growing from a single basal stem. It is typically found on well-drained sandstone slopes on the Swartberg, Langeberg, Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains, usually at altitudes of 1100-2000 metres.

References and further reading[edit]

  • Coombes, A.J. 1992. Guide to plant names. Reed International Books, London.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds). 2003. Plants of southern Africa : an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Rebelo, A. (Tony). 1995. Proteas. A field guide to the proteas of southern Africa. edn 2. Fernwood Press, Vlaeberg, Cape Town.
  • Rousseau, F. 1970. The Proteaceae of South Africa. Purnell, Cape Town.
  • Stearn, W.T. 1966. Botanical Latin. edn 4. Timber Press, Portland. Oregon. USA.
  • Stearn, W.T. 1992. Stearn's dictionary of plant names for gardeners. Timber Press, Portland. Oregon. USA.