Botanical name: Proteaceae
Botanical name: Proteaceae
Species of Protea
Three of the four species of bauple nut tree are grown to produce one of the most popular tree nuts on the planet. Unfortunately, compared to most other tree nuts, they're more difficult to grow and harvest. The trees are relatively small and require particular growing conditions. Their nut hulls are incredibly hard and must be scored with a saw and pried open to get at the meat.
Knightia is a small genus of the family Proteaceae endemic to New Zealand.
Heliciopsis is a genus constituting part of the flowering plant family Proteaceae. Heliciopsis is a genus of about thirteen species of trees. They grow naturally in Burma, Indo-China, SE. China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java (Indonesia) and the Philippines.
Brabejum is a spreading, multi-stemmed, well-shaped evergreen tree. It may grow as tall as 15 m, but has wide spreading branches and a sprawling habit. The smooth bark is pale greyish-brown and attractively mottled. The green, leathery leaves are toothed and lance-shaped. They appear in whorls of about six, at intervals along the stems, radiating out from the branch like a star. Young leaves are soft, velvety and golden. The tiny, white, sweetly scented, bisexual flowers appear in summer, in dense racemes. The nut-like fruits look similar to almonds and grow in clusters at the tips of branches. They are densely covered with chocolate-brown velvety hairs. The young fruits are an attractive magenta or lilac-purple colour and mature to the typical brown later in the summer. It is restricted in the wild to South Africa's Western Cape Province.
Serruria is a genus of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae. The silky, finely divided leaves looking like they are covered in spiders webs. Serruria is endemic to South Africa.
The lambertias are sclerophyllous shrubs or small trees. They are asymmetrical with a long floral tube and tightly-rolled lobes, in red, orange, yellow and green. There are ten species. It is endemic to Australia.
Sugarbushes are a diverse group of subtropical flowering plants. The genus was named by Carl Linnaeus in 1735, supposedly after Proteus, the ancient Greek god who could freely change his form. The genus was given this name due to the richness and variety of forms these plants take, including many varieties of attractive flowers.
Pincushions are flowering evergreens found in mountain slopes, scrublands, and forests. The species come in various forms - from ground covers to small trees. Many species have vibrant, pincushion-like flowers, which make them popular decorative indoor plants. In all pincushions, ants collect the seeds and take them to their nests, which protects them from wildfires.
All species are endemic to the Cape Floristic Region, in South Africa. The thirteen species currently assigned to the genus pagoda are evergreen, low shrubs to small trees of 51 to 610 cm high. Its leaves lack stipules, are set alternately along the branches, without a leaf stalk, at an upward angle or more or less overlapping, long inverted egg-shaped, oval or long diamond-shaped, with an entire margin, thickened at the tip and often with mostly three teeth clustered close together. The flower heads are grouped in cylindric aggregations in the axils of the higher leaves of the stems. The individual flower heads contain three to thirty-five flowers. The individual flowers are 4-merous, star-symmetrical, and contain both male and female organs.
Helicia is a genus of around 100 species. They grow naturally in rainforests in New Guinea, Malesia, southern and eastern Asia and Australia. Helicia plants generally grow naturally as small trees, while some species grow as shrubs and some grow to medium-sized trees up to 30 m.
Aulax is a South African Proteaceae genus of just three species of evergreen shrubs. The bushes have fine needle-like foliage. In spring and summer female plants produce funnel-shaped Leucospermum-like flowerheads that develop into seed cones. The catkin-like male flowers are yellow.
Conebushes is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. Species in the genus conebushes are small trees or shrubs that are erect or creeping. Most species are shrubs that grow up to 1 m tall, some to 2 m or 3 m. A few grow into moderate-sized trees up to 16 m tall. All are evergreen. The leaves are largely elliptical, sometimes needle-like, spirally arranged, simple, entire, and usually green, often covered with a waxy bloom, and in the case of the Silvertree, with a distinct silvery tone produced by dense, straight, silky hairs. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences at the branch tips; plants are dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The seed heads, or infructescences, of conebushes are woody cone-like structures.
Embothrium is native to southern South America, in Chile and adjacent western Argentina; the genus occurs as far south as Tierra del Fuego. They are large shrubs or trees growing to 10 to 20 m tall with a trunk up to 70 cm diameter. The leaves are evergreen, occasionally deciduous in cold areas. The flowers are produced in dense bunches, brilliant red (rarely white or yellow), tubular, split into four lobes near the apex which reflex to expose the stamens and style.
Spider Flowers are Australasian flowering trees and shrubs. The shrubs are renowned for their needle-like or fern-like foliage and flamboyant flowers of intricate shapes, with some being fragrant. Spider Flowers are hardy, low-maintenance, and easy to grow. They attract birds and insects - including hummingbirds and pollinators.