Lambertia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lambertia
Lambertia formosa princes rock1 cropped.jpg
Lambertia formosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Lambertia
Sm.[1]
Type species
Lambertia formosa
Species

See text.

Lambertia is a genus of flowering plants, belonging to the family Proteacea. It is endemic to Australia. The genus was named in 1798 by Sir James Edward Smith in honour of English botanist Aylmer Bourke Lambert.

The Lambertias are sclerophyllous shrubs or small trees. The common name, Wild Honeysuckle, is due to the flowers, which are asymmetrical with a long floral tube and tightly-rolled lobes, in red, orange, yellow and green.

Species[edit]

There are ten species, nine of which are endemic to the South West, and one, L. formosa, found in the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands regions of New South Wales. They are as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lambertia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 14 March 2013.