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Noun1.Proteaceae - large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
order Proteales, Proteales - coextensive with the family Proteaceae
Bartle Frere, genus Bartle-Frere, green dinosaur - a living fossil or so-called `green dinosaur'; genus or subfamily of primitive nut-bearing trees thought to have died out 50 million years ago; a single specimen found in 1994 on Mount Bartle Frere in eastern Australia; not yet officially named
genus Protea - type genus of Proteaceae; tropical African shrubs
genus Banksia - important genus of Australian evergreen shrubs or trees with alternate leathery leaves and yellowish flowers
Conospermum, genus Conospermum - Australian shrubs (some trees) with flowers in dense spikes: smoke bush
Embothrium, genus Embothrium - small genus of South American evergreen shrubs or small trees with long willowy branches and flowers in flamboyant terminal clusters
genus Guevina, Guevina - one species: Chilean nut
genus Grevillea - large genus of Australian shrubs and trees having usually showy orange or red flowers
genus Hakea, Hakea - Australian shrubs and small trees with evergreen usually spiny leaves and dense clusters of showy flowers
genus Knightia, Knightia - small genus of trees or shrubs of New Zealand and New Caledonia
genus Lambertia, Lambertia - small genus of Australian shrubs
genus Leucadendron, Leucadendron - large genus of evergreen trees and shrubs having silvery white leaves and solitary terminal flowers with conspicuous silvery bracts
genus Lomatia - small genus of low-growing evergreens of Chile and Australia; some yield dyes
genus Macadamia - trees or shrubs; Madagascar to Australia
genus Orites, Orites - small genus of Australian shrubs or trees
genus Persoonia, Persoonia - Australian undershrubs to small trees: geebungs
genus Stenocarpus, Stenocarpus - small genus of timber trees; Australia to Malaysia
genus Telopea, Telopea - Australian evergreen shrubs: waratahs
genus Xylomelum, Xylomelum - small species of Australian trees or shrubs; grown for their fruit and flowers
References in classic literature ?
It will suffice to quote the highest authority, Robert Brown, who in speaking of certain organs in the Proteaceae, says their generic importance, 'like that of all their parts, not only in this but, as I apprehend, in every natural family, is very unequal, and in some cases seems to be entirely lost.
Results of various studies have shown that xylose as a nectar sugar does not commonly form a large constituent of nectar consumed by Cape sugarbirds, although it is present in a small proportion of the Proteaceae, which form a large part of the Cape sugarbirds nectar diet.
The continued absence of fire could result in a decline in the above-ground richness or abundance of fire-promoted species, particularly in the families Orchidaceae, Fabaceae, Geraniaceae, Proteaceae, Liliaceae, and Asteraceae.
Furthermore, the CFR is an arid biome characterized by a matrix of agriculturally transformed landscapes and the native fynbos vegetation, which is characterized by evergreen plants in the Ericaceae, Restionaceae and Proteaceae families.
Myrtaceae X Psidium guajava Myrtaceae X Pinus oocarpa Pinaceae Cynbopogon citratus Poaceae X Zea mays Poaceae X Grevillea robusta Proteaceae Prunus persica Rosaeae X Coffea arabica Rubiaceae X X Musa sp.
It can also be found in other families such as Verbenaceae, Proteaceae, Leguminosae, Sapotaceae, Scrophulariaceae and Malvaceae.
Wingfield, "Circumscription of Botryosphaeria species associated with Proteaceae based on morphology and DNA sequence data," Mycologia, vol.
Poaceae O O O I O O Proteaceae O O O O O O O Rutaceae 1 O O O O O O O O O Rutaceae 2 O O O O Citrus sp.
Cardwellia sublimis and Louro faia of the Family Proteaceae
FAMILY NAME: Cardwellia sublimis and Louro faia of the Family Proteaceae