Dais cotinifolia, the pompon tree or kannabas in Afrikaans, is a small tree of southern and eastern coastal forests of South Africa (SA Tree List No. 521). It also grows in parts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The flowering season of this tree in summer is a great joy, but usually a bit short for the liking of some gardeners. These blooms flourish for only about three weeks.
The flowers are shell-pink to pinkish mauve. The flower is narrowly tubular, growing in dense subspherical, terminal heads of 4 cm in diameter. There are four shield-like green bracts below each head. These bracts become brown and woody over time. The ten stamens of varying length are attached to the side of the hypanthium, the cylindrical structure at the base of the flower; there being no petals (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Wikipedia).