Leucadendron grandiflorum (Salisb.) R. Br.

Wynberg Conebush (Leucadendron grandiflorum 

The Wynberg Conebush obviously was described on the basis of a drawing, made from a plant grown in Great Britain, to where it was imported as a garden plant around 1809.  

The only information about the species we have today is that it originated from a place called Wynberg, which today is a southern suburb of the city of Cape Town in Western Cape, South Africa.  

The Wynberg Conebush disappeared around about 1800, when its habitat was destroyed due to urbanization. [1]  



[1] N. A. Helme; T. H. Trinder-Smith: The endemic flora of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany, Vol. 72(2): 205-210. 2006  


Depiction from ‘Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, Vol. 40, 1814’

(public domain)


edited: 03.11.2020