Leucospermum saxosum S. Moore

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Leucospermum saxosum

Photo: Neil Crouch
Path from base camp to hut

Leucospermum saxosum

Photo: Neil Crouch
Path from base camp to hut

Leucospermum saxosum

Photo: Neil Crouch
Path from base camp to hut

Leucospermum saxosum

Photo: Neil Crouch
Path from base camp to hut

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Synonyms: Leucospermum ellipticum (Thunb.) R.Br.
Common names: Chimanimani pincushion (English) Gombate (Shona)
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.
Derivation of specific name: saxosum: of rocky or stony places
Flowering time:All year; peak Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts in Mozambique and Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga South Africa.
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Image last updated: Saturday 10 March 2007

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).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

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

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 92.

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:

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Flora of Mozambique: Leucospermum saxosum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Leucospermum saxosum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leucospermum saxosum
African Plant Database: Leucospermum saxosum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Leucospermum saxosum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Leucospermum saxosum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Leucospermum saxosum
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iNaturalist: Leucospermum saxosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leucospermum saxosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Leucospermum saxosum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leucospermum saxosum
Plants of the World Online: Leucospermum saxosum
Tropicos: Leucospermum saxosum
Wikipedia: Leucospermum saxosum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Leucospermum saxosum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=120830, retrieved 21 February 2024

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