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Conebushes
Conebushes (Leucadendron)
Conebushes is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus conebushes are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of conebushes are woody cone-like structures.
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Key Facts About Conebushes

Attributes of Conebushes

Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Conebushes

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Distribution of Conebushes

Distribution Map of Conebushes

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Exploring the Conebushes Plants

8 most common species:
Leucadendron salignum
Common sunshine conebush
The common sunshine conebush (Leucadendron salignum) hails from South Africa and is a favorite to home gardeners due to its attractive foliage. This plant is drought-tolerant and has to be planted in full sunlight to achieve its best coloring of purplish-red stems and vibrant green to red leaves. Cut flower production utilizes both the foliage and cones of this shrub.
Leucadendron laureolum
Golden conebush
Golden conebush is a unique and fascinating plant. Standing at an average height of 1 meter, it captivates with its vibrant yellow flowers that bloom during the spring. Its charming appearance and alluring fragrance make it a favorite in ornamental gardens, attracting various insects and birds. Although primarily used for aesthetic purposes, this remarkable plant also holds economic value. Its flowers are often harvested for their potential use in the floral industry, adding a touch of exotic beauty to arrangements. With its striking appearance and ecological benefits, golden conebush is truly a treasure to behold.
Leucadendron argenteum
Silver leaf tree
Silver leaf tree is a cone-shaped tree that is noted for its light-reflecting hairy, silver-colored leaves. If pollinated, it produces silver cones. Silver leaf tree is now a popular container plant for courtyards; it was used as firewood in the 1600s and 1700s but is now a protected species. It has a pleasant scent that attracts beetle pollinators.
Leucadendron strobilinum
Peninsula conebush
The peninsula conebush (Leucadendron strobilinum) is an eye-catching shrub endemic to South Africa. It grows very well in shrubland or Mediterranean gardens. The captivating features of this plant include its cone-like flowers and its creamy yellow modified leaves.
Leucadendron gandogeri
Broad-leaf conebush
Broad-leaf conebush is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus broad-leaf conebush are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of broad-leaf conebush are woody cone-like structures.
Leucadendron salignum 'Summer Red'
'Summer Red' conebush
'Summer Red' conebush is cultivated from the protea family. It gets its name from the bright red flowers that bloom from spring to late fall. The 'Summer Red' cultivar is a dwarf shrub, unlike other members of its family. The bush is cultivated for its resistance to fire and it re-sprouts with very little encouragement.
Leucadendron modestum
Leucadendron modestum
Leucadendron modestum is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus leucadendron modestum are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of leucadendron modestum are woody cone-like structures.
Leucadendron arcuatum
Leucadendron arcuatum
Leucadendron arcuatum is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus leucadendron arcuatum are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of leucadendron arcuatum are woody cone-like structures.

All Species of Conebushes

Common sunshine conebush
Leucadendron salignum
Common sunshine conebush
The common sunshine conebush (Leucadendron salignum) hails from South Africa and is a favorite to home gardeners due to its attractive foliage. This plant is drought-tolerant and has to be planted in full sunlight to achieve its best coloring of purplish-red stems and vibrant green to red leaves. Cut flower production utilizes both the foliage and cones of this shrub.
Golden conebush
Leucadendron laureolum
Golden conebush
Golden conebush is a unique and fascinating plant. Standing at an average height of 1 meter, it captivates with its vibrant yellow flowers that bloom during the spring. Its charming appearance and alluring fragrance make it a favorite in ornamental gardens, attracting various insects and birds. Although primarily used for aesthetic purposes, this remarkable plant also holds economic value. Its flowers are often harvested for their potential use in the floral industry, adding a touch of exotic beauty to arrangements. With its striking appearance and ecological benefits, golden conebush is truly a treasure to behold.
Silver leaf tree
Leucadendron argenteum
Silver leaf tree
Silver leaf tree is a cone-shaped tree that is noted for its light-reflecting hairy, silver-colored leaves. If pollinated, it produces silver cones. Silver leaf tree is now a popular container plant for courtyards; it was used as firewood in the 1600s and 1700s but is now a protected species. It has a pleasant scent that attracts beetle pollinators.
Peninsula conebush
Leucadendron strobilinum
Peninsula conebush
The peninsula conebush (Leucadendron strobilinum) is an eye-catching shrub endemic to South Africa. It grows very well in shrubland or Mediterranean gardens. The captivating features of this plant include its cone-like flowers and its creamy yellow modified leaves.
Broad-leaf conebush
Leucadendron gandogeri
Broad-leaf conebush
Broad-leaf conebush is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus broad-leaf conebush are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of broad-leaf conebush are woody cone-like structures.
'Summer Red' conebush
Leucadendron salignum 'Summer Red'
'Summer Red' conebush
'Summer Red' conebush is cultivated from the protea family. It gets its name from the bright red flowers that bloom from spring to late fall. The 'Summer Red' cultivar is a dwarf shrub, unlike other members of its family. The bush is cultivated for its resistance to fire and it re-sprouts with very little encouragement.
Leucadendron modestum
Leucadendron modestum
Leucadendron modestum
Leucadendron modestum is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus leucadendron modestum are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of leucadendron modestum are woody cone-like structures.
Leucadendron arcuatum
Leucadendron arcuatum
Leucadendron arcuatum
Leucadendron arcuatum is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus leucadendron arcuatum are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of leucadendron arcuatum are woody cone-like structures.
Silver balls
Leucadendron galpinii
Silver balls
Silver balls is a small evergreen shrub or tree known for its stalkless leaves. Its main feature is its long stems that produce silvery cone-like foliage in place of flowers. Silver balls requires minimum maintenance, and this makes it a great addition to any garden. It is a favourite decorative plant amongst florists.
Leucadendron conicum
Leucadendron conicum
Leucadendron conicum
Leucadendron conicum is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus leucadendron conicum are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of leucadendron conicum are woody cone-like structures.
Plate-seed conebush
Leucadendron platyspermum
Plate-seed conebush
Plate-seed conebush (Leucadendron platyspermum) is distinct for its densely packed, spiraling cones. The cone layers are made of hard, woody bracts, modified leaves that typically come just before flowers. The leaves surrounding its cones are bright yellow (males) or bright, light green (females). The cones are often sold in South Africa as Christmas decorations or used in dried flower arrangements.
Leucadendron dregei
Leucadendron dregei
Leucadendron dregei
Leucadendron dregei is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus leucadendron dregei are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of leucadendron dregei are woody cone-like structures.
Leucadendron sessile
Leucadendron sessile
Leucadendron sessile
Leucadendron sessile is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus leucadendron sessile are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of leucadendron sessile are woody cone-like structures.
Leucadendron comosum
Leucadendron comosum
Leucadendron comosum
Leucadendron comosum is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus leucadendron comosum are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of leucadendron comosum are woody cone-like structures.
Leucadendron olens
Leucadendron olens
Leucadendron olens
Leucadendron olens is found in sandy soil on north-facing slopes generally at elevations of 400 to 800 m. It has been red-listed by South African authorities as near threatened by wattle, alien hakea, and pine invasions.
Erica-leaved yellowbush
Leucadendron ericifolium
Erica-leaved yellowbush
Erica-leaved yellowbush is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus erica-leaved yellowbush are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of erica-leaved yellowbush are woody cone-like structures.
Spinning-top conebush
Leucadendron rubrum
Spinning-top conebush
Spinning-top conebush is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus spinning-top conebush are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of spinning-top conebush are woody cone-like structures.
Leucadendron singulare
Leucadendron singulare
Leucadendron singulare
Leucadendron singulare is classed as a vulnerable species on the Red List of South African Plants and its few known locations are threatened by natural and man-made fire. Unusually, the plant's seeds are spread by ants, who take them to their subsoil nests, thereby protecting them from fire.
Leucadendron tinctum
Leucadendron tinctum
Leucadendron tinctum
Leucadendron tinctum is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus leucadendron tinctum are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of leucadendron tinctum are woody cone-like structures.
Leucadendron album
Leucadendron album
Leucadendron album
Leucadendron album is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus leucadendron album are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of leucadendron album are woody cone-like structures.
Sickle-leaf conebush
Leucadendron xanthoconus
Sickle-leaf conebush
Sickle-leaf conebush is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus sickle-leaf conebush are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of sickle-leaf conebush are woody cone-like structures.
Leucadendron meridianum
Leucadendron meridianum
Leucadendron meridianum
Leucadendron meridianum is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus leucadendron meridianum are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of leucadendron meridianum are woody cone-like structures.
Riverine conebush
Leucadendron salicifolium
Riverine conebush
Riverine conebush is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus riverine conebush are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of riverine conebush are woody cone-like structures.
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Leucadendron
Conebushes is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus conebushes are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of conebushes are woody cone-like structures.
Lifespan
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Perennial
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Key Facts About Conebushes

Attributes of Conebushes

Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Conebushes

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Distribution of Conebushes

Distribution Map of Conebushes

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Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
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Exploring the Conebushes Plants

8 most common species:
Leucadendron salignum
Common sunshine conebush
The common sunshine conebush (Leucadendron salignum) hails from South Africa and is a favorite to home gardeners due to its attractive foliage. This plant is drought-tolerant and has to be planted in full sunlight to achieve its best coloring of purplish-red stems and vibrant green to red leaves. Cut flower production utilizes both the foliage and cones of this shrub.
Leucadendron laureolum
Golden conebush
Golden conebush is a unique and fascinating plant. Standing at an average height of 1 meter, it captivates with its vibrant yellow flowers that bloom during the spring. Its charming appearance and alluring fragrance make it a favorite in ornamental gardens, attracting various insects and birds. Although primarily used for aesthetic purposes, this remarkable plant also holds economic value. Its flowers are often harvested for their potential use in the floral industry, adding a touch of exotic beauty to arrangements. With its striking appearance and ecological benefits, golden conebush is truly a treasure to behold.
Leucadendron argenteum
Silver leaf tree
Silver leaf tree is a cone-shaped tree that is noted for its light-reflecting hairy, silver-colored leaves. If pollinated, it produces silver cones. Silver leaf tree is now a popular container plant for courtyards; it was used as firewood in the 1600s and 1700s but is now a protected species. It has a pleasant scent that attracts beetle pollinators.
Leucadendron strobilinum
Peninsula conebush
The peninsula conebush (Leucadendron strobilinum) is an eye-catching shrub endemic to South Africa. It grows very well in shrubland or Mediterranean gardens. The captivating features of this plant include its cone-like flowers and its creamy yellow modified leaves.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
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Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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