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Cape Peninsula

A species list for the Cape Peninsula, comprising the Mountains and Flats from Cape Town and Salt River to the Cape of Good Hope.

Comments welcome! Please remember to atlas any unlisted species, AND include a herbarium specimen for verification.

Scientific Name Common Names Notes
Aulax cancellata Channelleaf Featherbush, Naaldblaarkanariebos  
Brabejum stellatifolium Wild Almond, Wildeamandel  
Diastella divaricata divaricata Peninsula Silkypuff Endemic
Diastella proteoides Flats Silkypuff, Vlaktesterretjie  
Hakea drupacea (old suaveolens) Sweet Needlebush, Soetspeldebos  
Hakea gibbosa Rock Needlebush, Harigespeldebos  
Hakea sericea Silky Needlebush, Syerigespeldebos  
Leucadendron argenteum Silvertree, Witteboom  
Leucadendron coniferum Dune Conebush, Duinegeelbos  
Leucadendron floridum Flats Conebush Endemic
Leucadendron lanigerum lanigerum Shale Conebush, Grofblaartolbos  
Leucadendron laureolum Golden Sunshinebush, Louriertolbos  
Leucadendron levisanus Cape Flats Conebush, Sandknoppiesbos  
Leucadendron macowanii Acacialeaf Conebush Endemic
Leucadendron rubrum Spinningtop Conebush, Tolletjiesbos  
Leucadendron salignum: Common Sunshine Conebush, Knoppiesgeelbos  
Leucadendron spissifolium spissifolium Common Spearleaf Conebush, Vleigeelbos  
Leucadendron strobilinum Peninsula Conebush, Rotstolbos Endemic
Leucadendron xanthoconus Sickleleaf Conebush, Blinkblaartolbos  
Leucospermum conocarpodendron conocarpodendron Grey Tree Pincushion, Vaalkreupelhout Endemic
Leucospermum conocarpodendron viridum Green Tree Pincushion, Goudboom  
Leucospermum cordifolium The Pincushion, Bobbejaanklou Widely planted, not natural in area
Leucospermum hypophyllocarpodendron hypophyllocarpodendron Green Snakestem Pincushion, Groenslangbossie  
Mimetes cucullatus Common Pagoda, Rooistompie  
Mimetes fimbriifolius Tree Pagoda, Maanhaarstompie Endemic
Mimetes hirtus Marsh Pagoda, Vleistompie  
Protea acaulos Common Ground Sugarbush  
Protea burchellii Burhell's Sugarbush, Blinksuikerbos  
Protea coronata Green Sugarbush, Groenhofiesuikerbos  
Protea cynaroides King Sugarbush, Koningsuikerbos  
Protea grandiceps Red Sugarbush, Rooisuikerkan  
Protea lepidocarpodendron Blackbeard Sugarbush, Swartbaardsuikerbos  
Protea longifolia Longleaf Sugarbush, Langblaarsuikerbos  
Protea neriifolia Narrowleaf Sugarbush, Blousuikerbos Widely planted, not naturally occuring in area
Protea nitida Wagon Tree, Waboom  
Protea repens Common Sugarbush, Suikerbos  
Protea speciosa Brownbeard Sugarbush, Bruinbaardsuikerbos  
Protea scolymocephala Thistle Sugarbush, Witskollie  
Serruria aemula Strawberry Spiderhead, Aarbeispinnekopbos  
Serruria aemula foeniculacea Rondevlei Spiderhead Endemic
Serruria collina Lost Spiderhead Endemic
Serruria cyanoides Wynberg Spiderhead  
Serruria decipiens Sandveld Spiderhead, Kinkelspinnekopbos  
Serruria decumbens Peninsula Spiderhead Endemic
Serruria fasciflora Common Pin Spiderhead, Speldespinnekopbos  
Serruria glomerata Cluster Spiderhead Endemic
Serruria hirsuta Swartkops Spiderhead Endemic
Serruria inconspicua Cryptic Spiderhead  
Serruria trilopha Trident Spiderhead  
Serruria villosa Golden Spiderhead Endemic

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