protea family


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Noun1.protea family - 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
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As for fertilizing, grevilleas are part of the protea family, which means they don't like phosphorous.
A member of the Protea family, this group of strikingly handsome plants from Australia - one of the oldest groups of flowering plants on earth - is incredibly diverse.
Landscape horticulturist Roger Boddaert created the exuberant exotic California wreath out of flowers, foliage, and seed pods exclusive to the protea family (there are 47 kinds).