Leucospermum saxosum S. Moore

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Leucospermum saxosum

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Chikukwa, lower Chimanimani Mts

Leucospermum saxosum

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
"Bakoramambo" area, trail to Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Leucospermum saxosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Leucospermum saxosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Leucospermum ellipticum (Thunb.) R.Br.
Common names: Chimanimani pincushion (English)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed, low shrub, up to 2 m. Leaves stiff and leathery, oblanceolate with 3-6 teeth at the apex. Flowers solitary or in small groups at the ends of branches, orange-red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: saxosum: of rocky or stony places
Habitat: On rocky quartzite soils in the Chimanimani Mts.
Altitude range: 1300 - 2150 m
Flowering time:All year; peak Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Monday 30 September 2013
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 101. (Includes a picture).

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 59 - 60. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 235.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 69.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 40, plate 61

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 52. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 97.

Other sources of information about Leucospermum saxosum:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Leucospermum saxosum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Leucospermum saxosum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leucospermum saxosum
African Plant Database: Leucospermum saxosum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Leucospermum saxosum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Leucospermum saxosum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Leucospermum saxosum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Leucospermum saxosum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Leucospermum saxosum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Leucospermum saxosum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Leucospermum saxosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leucospermum saxosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Leucospermum saxosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leucospermum saxosum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leucospermum saxosum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Leucospermum saxosum
Tropicos: Leucospermum saxosum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Leucospermum saxosum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120830, retrieved 21 July 2019

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