Leucadendron gandogeri's strange growth form
This photograph was taken in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve at Hermanus and is of the Broad-leaf Conebush - Leucadendron gandogeri . It is of particular interest because the cone pictured here is not terminal and is therefore a freak (ie. leaves are seen here growing out of the top of the cone). Have a look at Leucadendron comosum comosum's Toupee.
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