. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite or whorled
or variously divided
. Inflorescences axillary
, or terminal
, simple or rarely compound
, with flowers borne laterally either in pairs or sometimes singly, racemose, sometimes spicate
, or condensed into a head
; bracts subtending
flower pairs usually small, sometimes accrescent
and woody; floral
bracts usually minute or absent. Flowers bisexual
or rarely unisexual
and dioecious, actinomorphic
or zygomorphic. Perianth segments (3 or) 4(or 5), valvate
, usually tubular
in bud; limb short, variously split at anthesis
. Stamens 4, opposite perianth segments; filaments
to perianth and not distinct
, usually 2-loculed, longitudinally dehiscent
often prolonged. Hypogynous glands
4 (or 1-3 or absent), free
or variously connate
. Ovary superior, 1-loculed, sessile or stipitate
; ovules 1 or 2(or more), pendulous, laterally or basally, rarely subapically attached. Style terminal, simple, often apically clavate
; stigma terminal or lateral
, mostly small. Fruit a follicle, achene, or drupe or drupaceous
. Seeds 1 or 2(or few to many), sometimes winged
; endosperm absent (or vestigial) ; embryo usually straight; cotyledons thin or thick and fleshy
; radicle short, inferior.
About 80 genera and ca. 1700 species: mostly in tropics and subtropics, especially in S Africa and Australia: three genera (one introduced ) and 25 species (12 endemic, two introduced) in China.
The family is subdivided into Bellendenoideae, Caranarvonioideae, Eidotheoideae, Grevilleoideae, Persoonioideae, Proteoideae, and Sphalmioideae; all Chinese genera belong to Grevilleoideae. Grevillea robusta is grown extensively as a street tree in S China, especially in Yunnan.
Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 265 meters (0 to 869 feet).
- Whittaker & Margulis,1978
- Haeckel, 1866
- Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Vascular Plants
- Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Brongniart, 1843
- Takhtajan, 1967
- Superorder: Proteanae () - Takhtajan, 1967
- Subclass: Rosidae () - Takhtajan, 1967
- Class: Magnoliopsida () - Brongniart, 1843 - Dicotyledons
- Infraphylum: Radiatopses () - Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina ()
- Phylum: Tracheophyta () - Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae () - Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Kingdom: Plantae () - Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
Publishing author : R.Br. Publication : Trans. Linn. Soc. x . (1810) 188.
Members of the genus Lambertia
ZipcodeZoo has pages for 8 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:
L. atra (Narrow-Fronted Tandan) · L. ericifolia (Heath-Leaf Honeysuckle) · L. formosa (Mountain Devil) · L. formosa var. formosa (Mountain-Devil) · L. formosa var. longifolia (Mountain-Devil) · L. formosa var. pallida (Mountain-Devil) · L. inermis (Chittick) · L. multiflora (Honeysuckle)
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- Greenhouse & stove plants; flowering and fine-leaved, palms, ferns, and lycopodiums, with full details of the propagation and cultivation of 500 families of plants, embracing all the best kinds in cultivation, suitable for grow London, J. Murray, 1885. url p. 228.
- Greenhouse and stove plants, flowering and fine-leaved, palms, ferns, and lycopodiums, with full details of the propagation and cultivation of 500 families of plants: embracing all the best kinds in cultivation, suitable for growing in the greenhouse, intermediate house, and stove / by Thomas Baines. London: J. Murray, 1894. url p. 228.
- Second systematic census of Australian plants, with chronologic, literary and geographic annotations; by Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. Pt. I. --Vasculares. Melbourne: Printed for the Victorian Government by McCarron. Bird & Co., 1889. url p. 116.
- The Bradley bibliography; a guide to the literature of the woody plants of the world published before the beginning of the twentieth century; Cambridge, Riverside Press, 1911-18. url p. 163.
- The miscellaneous botanical works of Robert Brown. London, Published for the Ray society by R. Hardwicke, 1866-68. url p. 280.
- Brands, S.J. (comp.) 1989-present. The Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services, Zwaag, The Netherlands. Accessed January 16, 2012.
Accessed through GBIF Data Portal November 15, 2007:
- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 10771630
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility Taxonkey: 15801161
- Globally Unique Identifier: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:704710-1
- International Plant Names Index (IPNI) ID: 704710-1
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 1383425
- Huaxing Qiu & Peter H. Weston "Proteaceae". in Flora of China Vol. 5 Page 192. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org. [back]
- Mean = 113.120 meters (371.129 feet), Standard Deviation = 111.870 based on 16 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]