The fruiting cone on a female Leucadendron salignum plant is an ovoid structure, displaying only the tips of its many closely overlapping bracts. The photo shows some of these hard and long container shapes at the stem tips. Their robust nature is required for retaining the precious seeds for an undefined long period. The cone colour in picture is a dusty, dull red-brown; only a little pale yellow colouring may be glimpsed on the lower bracts near the base. Bract overlap is spirally patterned; their broad, curving lips pursed to resist all intrusion.
Below the cone the short, yellow, involucral leaves are unusually broad and twisted on this plant seen in the Tradouw Pass in October (Manning, 2007; iSpot).