Grevillea

Belongs within: Grevilleoideae. Grevillea is a genus of over 350 species of trees and shrubs found in Australia and New Guinea. Outlying species are also found on Sulawesia and New Caledonia. Of the three species found in New Guinea, G. baileyana and G. glauca are shared with northern Australia whereas G. papuana is endemic to… Continue reading Grevillea

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Proteaceae

Belongs within: Proteales.Contains: Persoonioideae, Grevilleoideae, Conosperminae, Petrophile. The Proteaceae are a family of flowering plants found primarily in southern Africa, Australia and South America, as well as in Asia and various parts of the Pacific. Many species have red or yellow flowers, generally bird-pollinated. The Proteaceae are divided between a number of subfamilies, of which… Continue reading Proteaceae

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Hakea

Belongs within: Grevilleoideae. Hakea is an Australian genus of trees and shrubs characterised by the production of persistent woody fruits that do not open to release their seeds until the death of the bearing branch from fire or other causes. Mature fruit size is correlated with the length of time the plant may retain the… Continue reading Hakea

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Banksia

Belongs within: Grevilleoideae.Contains: Dryandra. Banksia is a genus of trees and shrubs found in Australia, with a single species, B. dentata, extending into New Guinea. The highest diversity of species is found in the south-west of Western Australia, with the majority of species found in sandy or gravelly soils. Banksia flowers are often borne in… Continue reading Banksia

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Petrophile

Belongs within: Proteaceae. Petrophile, conebushes, is an Australian genus of erect shrubs with deeply divided, often spiny leaves and cone-like inflorescences. <==Petrophile |–P. acicularisGK00 |–P. brevifoliaH18 |–P. circinataG04 |–P. divaricataGK00 |–P. glaucaG04 |–P. heterophyllaLK00 |–P. linearisH18 |–P. longifoliaGK00 |–P. mediaGK00 |–P. pulchellaB96 |–P. rigidaOS04 |–P. semifurcataK90 |–P. seminudaOS04 |–P. serruriaeRL05 |–P. sessilisC08 |–P. squamataOS04 `–P.… Continue reading Petrophile

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Conosperminae

Belongs within: Proteaceae. The Conosperminae are a group of proteaceous plants found in Australia, primarily in the south-west corner. Characters (from Flora of Australia): Leaves entire to more or less pinnate. Inflorescence of 1–many short, dense spikes. Flowers weakly or (more commonly) strongly zygomorphic, bisexual; tepal bases connate. One anther and 2 half-anthers abortive; loculi… Continue reading Conosperminae

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Dryandra

Belongs within: Banksia. Dryandra has been recognised as a genus of shrubs and small trees found in south-western Western Australia. Recent revisions have suggested its synonymisation with the related genus Banksia, from which it was previously distinguished by having flat rather than conical inflorescences. The Fall of Dryandra Published 25 November 2010 Adam Yates has… Continue reading Dryandra

Proteales

Belongs within: Mesangiospermae.Contains: Proteaceae. The Sabiaceae is a small family of trees, shrubs and lianes found in warmer parts of Asia and Central and South America. <==ProtealesAPG16 |–Sabiaceae [Sabiales]MS10 | | i. s.: Sabiocaulis sakuraii Stopes & Fujii 1910CBH93 | | InsitiocarpusCBH93 | |–Sabia [Sabioideae]T00 | | `–S. swinhoei Hemsl. 1886CD07 | `–MeliosmoideaeT00 | |–OphiocaryonT00… Continue reading Proteales

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Helicia

Belongs within: Roupaleae. Helicia is a genus of about 90 species of trees and shrubs found from southern and south-east Asia to eastern Australia. The genus is most diverse in New Guinea where about fifty species can be found. Characters (from Foreman 1995): Leaves mostly spirally arranged, rarely subopposite or 3- or 4-verticillate, sessile or… Continue reading Helicia

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