Plant ID forum: Leucadendron linifolium

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Sep 6, 2014 4:17 PM CST
A nursery leftover, I believe it may be an Aussie....

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TIA
Sherry

I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Sep 6, 2014 6:32 PM CST
I wonder if it is an Araucaria species?
This site shows a photo of female cones on Araucaria araucana (or at least the article talks about that species, though it is not absolutely clear that the photo is of the same species):
http://www.plexuseco.com/EPOW/EPOW-Archive/archive_2005/EPOW...
http://www.plexuseco.com/EPOW/EPOW-Archive/archive_2005/EPOW...

The foliage on your tree/shrub(?) looks finer but the cones look similar.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Sep 6, 2014 6:42 PM CST
Well, wouldn't that be interesting...I'm familiar with Monkey Puzzles, in fact, alot of them grow around here....I wonder if it's possible that this poor thing could have been in that pot so long that it's that stunted? It's not the typical branching structure though...I'll check further on that...thank you...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Sep 6, 2014 7:47 PM CST
Whew, I give up! I have a vague recollection of a very good florist here in town getting this in for use in arrangements, along with a lot of other really neat Australian flowers and foliage, but I may be mistaken... and anyway, I can't remember what it was called or never asked.

Did you buy it under the assumption that it was a tree or a shrub or other?
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Sep 6, 2014 7:59 PM CST
Neither...I have a friend who had a nursery and she has given me a lot of plants, mostly in good shape, but also some that were going to be tossed and I just have to give them a chance...lol...this one has no tag and she didn't remember what it is. I think you may be right though...stunted and twisted as it is, the branches do look to be opposing and those little 'balls' are on the branch terminals. I needed to know before I stuck it in the ground somewhere...it had that look of a tree that was going to shoot up...lol...and I have no room for an araucaria, bit I will bump it up into a big pot and baby it and see what becomes of it. Then someone else may be able to use it. The first time I saw the Monkey Puzzles was when we moved to Washington and I was fascinated by them...now we've moved to far Northern California and I find them grown a lot here. I see that they can be grown on small city lots and also do not blow over in our often high winds.

Thanks, Lori...I'll never be as smart as you...lol..
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Sep 7, 2014 7:59 AM CST
Grasping at straws here, but maybe some sort of Ozothamnus ???
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Sep 7, 2014 8:25 AM CST
Hi, Mike.....I'll check, it is a bit like a warped Rice Flower, isn't it? I had one that I left, gave away when we moved, but it had not gotten that large, nor had the weird little 'balls'...I'll go look at some pics...
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 20, 2015 11:10 AM CST
Hey! I stumbled across a picture of this this a.m.......now know what it is.

It's Leucadendron liniafolium......
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Mine is still hanging in there even though repotted. The other Aussies that I brought home have done incredibly well once gotten into the ground, so this guy is finally going into the ground today now that I know what it is....

Nope, I was wrong...it is not leucandendron linifolium....it has 'balls' only at the ends of stems / branches. My plant has them along the length of the stems / branches also. Another friend though calothamnus rupestris which does have 'balls' along the branches, but they are 'furry', not 'scaled' as cones as mine are.

I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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