Featured in Proteaceae Family
Telopea speciosissima (meaning “very handsome”) – Also known as the “Waratah” is the floral emblem of New South Wales and is one of Australia’s best known and most spectacular native plants. It occurs in a semi-circle around Sydney extending from around Ulladulla in the south to Lake Macquarie in the north and west to the higher parts of the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.
The family Proteaceae is a very ancient, widespread family occurring in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and eastern Asia. It contains about 75 genera of which 44 are endemic to Australia.
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