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Leucospermum praecox
Leucospermum praecox
large tufted pincushion
Photographer: Dr. Robert T. and Margaret Orr
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 9092 3191 3549 0124 (1999-10-04)

Copyright © 1999 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Oct 1, 1975
  • location   South Africa
  • CalAcademy slide #   T 57554
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   large tufted pincushion, Mossel Bay pincushion ( )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Dora Jakobsdottir    Feb 14, 2010

    Action: changed name from "Leucospermum sp." to "Leucospermum praecox "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Species identity."

    2. Reviewed by Dora Jakobsdottir    Jul 23, 2004

    Action: changed name from "Protea sp." to "Leucospermum sp. "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "This is not the genus Protea but Leucospermum which is characterized by the long protuding styles, lack of showy bracts surrounding the flowerheads, and often leathery leaves toothed around the tip. Florists often sell these flowers as proteas."

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