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Roupala
2014-10-14 11:08:49

Roupala is a plant genus that belongs to the Proteaceae family. The woody shrub and tree genus consists of 34 different species. Roupala plants grow approximately 80 feet tall. The plants have simple leaves once matured, however, when young leaves are compound or lobed. The shrub’s many flowers grow in clusters and turn into fruits that contain the plant’s seed. Roupala plants are...

Leucadendron argenteum
2014-10-13 13:16:46

Leucadendron argenteum is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be referred to as the Silver tree or the Silver leaf tree. L. argenteum belongs to the Proteaceae family. Its only naturally occurring growth can be found in South Africa, specifically in the Cape Peninsula in Cape Town. The species is currently endangered and is protected in South Africa. The L. argenteum species...

Helicia
2014-10-13 13:09:47

Helicia is a genus of about 100 species of shrubs and trees. It is part of the Proteaceae family. The genus name is derived from the Greek word "elix", which refers to its petals that spiral around each other or coil up on themselves at the time that the anthers open. Helicias are small trees generally with some species only shrubs and some species growing to be medium sized trees of about...

Carnarvonia
2014-10-13 13:06:45

Carnarvonia is a genus of large tree species. The genus may also be referred to as the Red oak or the Red silky oak. This flowering plant genus is a member of the Proteaceae family. Carnavonia consists of only one single species, Carnarvonia araliifolia. The species is then broken down further with two varieties: C. araliifolia var. araliifolia and C. araliifolia var. montana. C. araliifolia...

Banksia sessilis
2014-10-13 12:33:45

Banksia sessilis is a shrub or small tree species. The species may also be referred to as the Parrot bush. B. sessilis is a member of the Proteaceae family and is common throughout southwest Western Australia. The Banksia sessilis species grows up to 20 feet in height. The tree produces bluish or dark green leaves ranging in size and shape. Its leaves are typically prickly around its...

Banksia integrifolia
2014-10-09 11:32:47

Banksia integrifolia is commonly referred to as Coast Banksia. It is a species of tree that grows along the coast of eastern Australia. B. integrifolia is an extremely variable species. It is most often observed as a tree of up to 80 feet in height but in sheltered and undisturbed locations it can reach up to 110 feet. In areas of higher exposure it may grow as a smaller gnarled tree...

Alloxylon flammeum
2014-10-07 11:11:50

Alloxylon flammeum is a tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Queensland tree waratah or the Red silky oak. The medium-sized tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. A. flammeum may be found in northeastern Australia. Alloxylon flammeum can grow nearly 108 feet tall, although when cultivated it remains approximately 35 feet tall. The tree possesses a grey to...

Adenanthos x cunninghamii
2014-10-07 11:08:42

Adenanthos x cunninghamii is a hybrid shrub species. The species is also referred to as the Woollybush, the Albany woollybush or the Prostrate woollybush. This plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. Adenanthos x cunninghamii can only be found naturally in Western Australia. Adenanthos x cunninghamii grows upright and will spread. The shrub grows up to 5 feet in height. As the plant matures...

Opisthiolepis
2014-10-07 10:51:38

Opisthiolepis is a genus of large tree species. The trees belong to the Proteaceae family and only contain one single species. Opisthiolepis heterophylla is the sole described species that makes up the genus. The Opisthiolepis heterophylla species may also be commonly referred to as the Blush silky oak, the Pink silky oak, the Brown silky oak and the Drunk rabbit. Opisthiolepis trees grow to...

Lomatia tasmanica
2014-10-07 10:48:37

Lomatia tasmanica is commonly referred to as King's Lomatia. It is a shrub species from Tasmania that belongs to the Proteaceae family. Only one small colony of L. tasmanica is thought to be alive in the wild. L. tasmanica has shiny green leaves and produces pink flowers. It is an unusual plant, being that there is no genetic difference between plants. It is defined as a triploid, which by...

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