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Stenocarpus sinuatus (Firewheel tree)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Proteales > Family: Proteaceae > Genus: Lambertia

Stenocarpus sinuatus (Firewheel tree)

Stenocarpus sinuatus, Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

A medium to large tree that grows up to 40 metres tall with a trunk diameter of up to 75 cm. Native to rainforest in coastal Queensland and northern New South Wales, Australia. Cultivated in southern Africa.