Thursday, 10 May 2012


Aulax is a South African Proteaceae genus of just 3 species of evergreen shrubs. It is unusual among the many South African Proteaceae to have male and female flowers on separate plants, as this plant does. The bushes have fine needle-like foliage. In spring and summer female plants produce funnel-shaped Leucospermum-like flowerheads that develop into seed cones. The catkin-like male flowers are yellow.