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salicifolia - Willow-leaf Needlebush is an Australian member of the Protea
Family. Elsewhere it is known as "Mak" Needlebush, or tame, alluding to
the fact that it does not spread.
However, in Swaziland, two instances of this species going wild have been recorded.
Please keep a lookout for this potential invader. It appears not to be able to tolerate
too frequent fires and occurs near disturbed areas. It is cultivated as a hedge.
It can be recognized by its fruit, which are stored on the plant. These are hard woody
follicles, with a characteristic beaked free end. The follicles split into two halves on
drying out, releasing two flat-winged seeds. It has flat leaves, unlike the other
Needlebushes grown as hedges that have needle-like leaves. Please also atlas these if you
seen them, and notify your conservation authorities.