To: 'Graeme Clifton' <>
Subject: Flower
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 01:28:20 +0000

Thank you Ann.  Something I should have known.  Another South African.


Like Protea, Leucadendrons are actually native to South Africa but are grown extensively in Australia. Their stems are in demand around the world for their attractive cone-like flower head enclosed by coloured leaf-like bracts (not petals) at the top of the stems. As the flower head matures late in the season, the central large woody cone may become more prominent. Leucadendron stems have quite a long vase life, up to 20 days.



From: Graeme Clifton <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 10:16 AM
To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Cc: Canberrabirds <>
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Flower


It’s a leucodendrum


Ann Clifton 




On Wed, 21 Jun 2023 at 9:49 am, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

Is anyone able to tell me the name of this flower? The photo is from a table-cloth design that has mainly Australian species. There are slender leaves up the stem.  I think it is the same as the floppy-stemmed yellow flower you sometimes see in flower shops, but I might be wrong about that and I might be confusing two species.   g

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