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Syncarpha speciosissima

Syncarpha speciosissima

Cape everlasting

Sprawling, white-woolly shrublet between 20–60 cm tall, with erect, annual stems. Flower heads (July to January) discoid (no ray florets) and solitary on long stems. White to cream-coloured papery, sharp bracts surround the flower heads.

Distribution in the Hex

Slopes of De Doorns Sandstone Fynbos.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.