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Young Pincushion – Leucospermum praecox

Habit: Rounded shrub to 2m tall
Fire survival: Killed, only seeds survive
Sexual system: Both sexes in each flower
Flowers: April – September
Pollinator: Bird
Fruit: Released 2 months after flowering
Seed dispersal: Ants
Seed storage: Underground in ants nests
Rarity status: Vulnerable, as although extensive, it habitat is being ploughed up
Habitat: Sandy soils on flats, 0-250m
Distribution: Riversdale Flats

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


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My interest in the field of photography began in childhood, starting with film, then a ‘splatter’ of videography and finally the migration to DSLR photography.

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  • Daveart
    Daveartabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant image Macky, nice sharp and detailed, well done

  • Thanks very much Dave!!

    – Macky

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 5 years ago

    Good detailed shot

  • Thank you K!!

    – Macky

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture, such an unusual flower and so pretty.

  • Thank you Rosalie!!

    – Macky

  • valandsnake
    valandsnakeabout 5 years ago

    lovely macro shot, what an interesting flower, never seen one before, thanks for sharing

  • Thanks very much, glad to have shared it with you. :-)

    – Macky

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much Sandra, I’m once again humbled!!

    – Macky

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterabout 5 years ago

    Lovely ;)

  • Thank you Robyn!!

    – Macky

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerabout 5 years ago

    wow…stunning photo and beautiful well done.

  • Thanks so much Catherine!!

    – Macky

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosabout 5 years ago

    You are so welcome my friend the honor belongs to the group for having you as a member

  • Bill Morgenstern
    Bill Morgensternabout 5 years ago

    What an amazing plant and fine photo to show it off.

  • Thanks very much Bill!!

    – Macky

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 5 years ago

    simply superb Macky

  • Thanks very much Robert!!

    – Macky

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