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.
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:
- Lambertia echinata R.Br. (Prickly Honeysuckle)
- Lambertia ericifolia R.Br. (Heath-leaved Honeysuckle)
- Lambertia fairallii Keighery (Fairall's Honeysuckle)
- Lambertia formosa Sm. (Mountain Devil, Honey Flower)
- Lambertia ilicifolia Hook. (Holly-leaved Honeysuckle)
- Lambertia inermis R.Br. (Chittick)
- Lambertia multiflora Lindl. (Many-flowered Honeysuckle)
- Lambertia orbifolia C.A.Gardner (Round-leaf Honeysuckle)
- Lambertia rariflora Meisn. (Green Honeysuckle)
- Lambertia uniflora R.Br.
- "Lambertia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- Harden, G.J. "Genus Lambertia". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
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