Isopogon cuneatus

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Isopogon cuneatus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Isopogon
Species: I. cuneatus
Binomial name
Isopogon cuneatus

Atylus cuneatus (R.Br.) Kuntze


Isopogon cuneatus is a bushy shrub that is endemic to an area around Albany in Western Australia. It occurs naturally in heathland and low woodland.


Its height usually ranges between 0.5 and 2.5 metres. The pale pink to purplish-pink flowers appear from autumn to spring. Rounded cones containing the seeds appear later, formed from the old flower parts. The leaves are simple and 4–10 cm long.


It was first described by Robert Brown in 1810.[1] In 1891, German botanist Otto Kuntze published Revisio generum plantarum, his response to what he perceived as a lack of method in existing nomenclatural practice.[2] Because Isopogon was based on Isopogon anemonifolius,[3] and that species had already been placed by Richard Salisbury in the segregate genus Atylus in 1807,[4] Kuntze revived the latter genus on the grounds of priority, and made the new combination Atylus cuneatus for this species.[5] However, Kuntze's revisionary program was not accepted by the majority of botanists.[2] Ultimately, the genus Isopogon was nomenclaturally conserved over Atylus by the International Botanical Congress of 1905.[6]


  1. ^ Brown, Robert (1810). "On the Proteaceae of Jussieu". Transactions of the Linnaean Society. 10: 73. 
  2. ^ a b Erickson, Robert F. "Kuntze, Otto (1843–1907)". Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Knight, Joseph (1809). On the Cultivation of the Plants Belonging to the Natural Order of Proteeae. London, United Kingdom: W. Savage. p. 94. 
  4. ^ Hooker, William (1805). The Paradisus Londinensis. 1. London, United Kingdom: D. N. Shury. 
  5. ^ Kuntze, Otto (1891). Revisio generum plantarum:vascularium omnium atque cellularium multarum secundum leges nomenclaturae internationales cum enumeratione plantarum exoticarum in itinere mundi collectarum. Leipzig, Germany: A. Felix. p. 578. 
  6. ^ "Congrès international de Botanique de Vienne". Bulletin de la Société botanique de France. 52: LIII. 1905. 

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