|A solid black dot indicates where the species is found.
Leucospermum vestitum - Silky-hair Pincushion once
occurred at Sea Point (Greenpoint above Menzies Estate) and Tamboorskloof. It was last
recorded growing in Cape Town in 1886.
Ls vest forms a small tree to 3m tall - it is certainly impossible to think of any
plants escaping detection. It differs from Ls conocarporrdendron by having a flowerhead
similar in appearance to the commercially important The
Pincushion - Ls cordifolium, and so is unlikely to be confused with any of
the other Peninsula species of Pincushion.
Since the historical records are from the 50-150m altitude levels, there are few areas
of suitable habitat left within Cape Town to re-establish the species. These areas would
also need to be burned properly at suitable intervals - no areas suffiently far from
houses exists, except perhaps at the Noon Day Gun or rubbish dump.