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Telopea speciosissima (Waratah, Common waratah)

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: Telopea

Telopea speciosissima

Telopea speciosissima, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Native to southeastern New South Wales, Australia. It is the floral emblem of New South Wales. Cultivated in southern Africa.