Tag Archives: Proteaceae

Gevuina bleasdalei (Proteaceae)

Australian botanists have their lingo for members of the Proteaceae. They call them Prots. Prots are not easy to identify and any botanist who finds them easy group is either an incarnated Prot, or simply a genius. (Well…this is a … Continue reading

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Hollandaea sayeriana (Proteaceae)

This beautiful small tree commonly known as Sayer’s Silky Oak flowers as a shrub a few meters tall. It is easily recognized by it’s smooth and rather large (up to ~20cm) obovate leaves with toothed margins. Flowers are purple and … Continue reading

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Banksia aquilonia (Proteaceae)

An attractive shrub to small-sized tree of eucalypt forest.

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Musgravea heterophylla (Proteaceae)

The presence of members of the Proteaceae family (colloqually called “Prots”) in Australian tropical rainforest is a key feature that makes Australian tropical rainforests unique on a global basis. Among the members of the Proteaceae that have taken to rainforest … Continue reading

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Gevuina bleasdalei (Proteaceae)

Distinctive red color of young (compound) leaf and the distinctive winged rachis. Australian botanists have their lingo for members of the Proteaceae. They call them Prots. And any botanist who says that Prots are an easy group is either an … Continue reading

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Grevillea parallela (Proteaceae)

A common small tree of savanna areas, this Grevillea has very thin strap-like leaves with ~5 or so veins underneath. The veins form furrows inbetween them, which in younger leaves may be filled with brownish hairs. Presumably, these hairs cover … Continue reading

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Athertonia diversifolia (Atherton Oak) (Proteaceae)

This relative of the Macadamia nut tree is named after Atherton. The leaves of this rainforest tree occur in different shapes and are lobed particularly in younger specimens like many other rainforest Proteaceae. I find that the venation on the … Continue reading

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