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Orange Flame Pincushion

Afrikaans name: Oranjevlamspelde-kussing

Orange Flame Pincushion

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Leucospermum erubescens

The Orange Flame Pincushion is a stunning looking bush when flowering. Bunches of orange-red flowers are produced between August and January.

This shrub may grow up to 2 metres in height.

The Orange Flame Pincushion is confined to the Langeberg area and it is considered to be rare.

These Proteas prefer dry north-facing slopes and gravel flatlands.

The Orange Flame Pincushion is visited by sunbirds, sugarbirds and various insects. Interestingly, it relies on the birds for pollination as the birds come into contact with the pollen presenters and stigmas while insects don't.


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