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Lomatia ferruginea
2014-10-07 10:04:02

Lomatia ferruginea is commonly referred to as Fuinque. It is a small tree species that can be found naturally growing only in Chile. It is a member of the Proteaceae family. L. ferruginea is an evergreen tree with only a few branches. The newer shoots are blanketed by reddish-brown hairs. The tree can grow over 20 feet tall. It has fern-like leaves that grow on an average of about 13 to 14...

Hakea victoria
2014-10-07 09:59:30

Hakea victoria is a shrub species. The species may also be referred to as Royal Hakea or Lantern hakea. H. victoria is a member of the Proteaceae family. The plant can be found in Western Australia. In 1847, botanist James Drummond was the first to describe and name the species. Hakea victoria is an upright growing, evergreen shrub that typically grows between 4.9 and 9.8 feet tall. The...

Hakea teretifolia
2014-10-07 09:54:46

Hakea teretifolia is a shrub species. The species may also be referred to commonly as the Dagger hakea. H. teretifolia is a member of the Proteaceae family in the Plantae kingdom. The species has two, closely related subspecies: H. teretifolia subsp. teretifolia and H. teretifolia subsp. hirsuta. The plant can be found commonly in eastern Australia, specifically growing from northern New...

Hakea macraeana
2014-10-06 13:31:06

Hakea macraeana is a shrub species endemic to eastern Australia. It is most commonly referred to as the Willow needlewood of Macrae's hakea. It is a member of the Proteaceae family. The species name is in reference to George Macrae, who assisted the original collector William Baeuerlen. H. macraeana is observed as a shrub or a small tree that grows in a wide array of different heights,...

Hakea lorea
2014-10-06 13:26:34

Hakea lorea is a small tree or shrub species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Bootlace oak or the Cork tree. H. lorea is a member of the Proteaceae family and is commonly found in central and northern Australia. It ranges specifically from the southern Cape York Peninsula to the Darling Downs in the south and west to Pibara. Its name “lorea” comes from the latin word...

Hakea laurina
2014-10-06 13:22:41

Hakea laurina is a shrub species that may also be thought of as a small tree species. The plant may be referred to commonly as Kodjet, Pincushion Hakea and the Emu bush. H. laurina belongs to the Proteaceae family. This shrub or tree species is found growing in southwest Australia. Hakea laurina grows between 8 and 19 feet tall. Its narrow leaves measure around 180 millimeters long depending...

Hakea gibbosa
2014-10-06 13:17:52

Hakea gibbosa is a shrub species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Hairy hakea or the Rock hakea. The shrubs belong to the Proteaceae family. H. gibbosa grows naturally in southeastern Australia. H. gibbosa trees may grow anywhere from 3 to 9.8 feet tall. Its thin leaves come to a sharp point and are fuzzy, covered in a thin hair layer. The species forms flower clusters,...

Grevillea barklyana
2014-10-06 13:12:43

Grevillea barklyana is a tree from the Proteaceae family native to Australia. It is commonly referred to as Gully Grevillea or Large-leaf Grevillea. G. barklyana can grow up to 26 feet high. It flowers from the months of October to December. The flowers are pinkish in color. It has green leaves that grow between 5 and 27 centimeters long and 2.5 to 12 centimeters wide. G. barklyana is...

Grevillea aquifolium
2014-10-06 12:34:26

Grevillea aquifolium is a shrub or scrambling plant. The species belongs to the Proteaceae family. It is commonly referred to as Holly grevillea, Prickly grevillea or Variable prickly grevillea. G. aquifolium usually grows to heights between 3 and 6 feet. It flowers in one-sided racemes. A raceme is a type of flower cluster that contains flowers on short stalks. The flower spikes appear red...

Embothrium
2014-10-06 11:16:18

Embothrium is a genus of shrub species in the Proteaceae family. Some of the species include Embothrium coccineum from Chile, Embothrium grandiflorum from Peru, and Embothrium lanceolatum from Chile. Embothrium are large shrubs or trees. They will grow on an average to heights between 33 to 66 feet high with a trunk up to 28 inches wide. They all contain evergreen leaves. They are usually 5...

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