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Leucadendron argenteum (Silver tree)

Silwerboom [Afrikaans]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Proteales > Family: Proteaceae > Genus: Leucadendron

Leucadendron argenteum

The silvery leaves of a Silver tree (Leucadendron argenteum) with Castle Rock beyond at Kirstenbosch, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Leucadendron argenteum

A male Silver tree (Leucadendron argenteum) flowerhead in spring on Lion's Head, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A flowering cone of the female Silver tree (Leucadendron argenteum), in spring on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

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Silver Trees, Leucadendron argenteum, below Castle Rock on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain above Kirstenbosch, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A Silver Tree (Leucadendron argenteum) lit up by morning sun in autumn on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]