Proteaceae

family of plants

Proteaceae is a family of flowering plants. Mainly restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, it is a fairly large family, with around 80 genera but fewer than 2000 species. Together with the Platanaceae and Nelumbonaceae they make up the order Proteales.

Proteaceae
Protea cynaroides 3.jpg
Inflorescence of Protea cynaroides
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Proteaceae

Genera

About 80, see text

Banks' Grevillea
female cone of Leucadendron
Grevillea a street tree

SubfamiliesEdit

Traditionally divided in two subfamilies:Persoonioideae and Grevilleoideae. Recently, workers have recognized seven subfamilies:

  • Persoonioideae,
  • Bellendenoideae,
  • Eidotheoideae,
  • Proteoideae,
  • Sphalmioideae,
  • Carnarvonioideae
  • Grevilleoideae

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