Blue Mountains Botanic Garden FloraBroadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia) Echium Pininana Gippsland Waratah (Telopea oreades) King Protea (Protea cynaroides) Leucospermum cuneiforme Little Prince (Protea cynaroides) Potberg Sugarbush (Protea aurea ssp potbergensis) Puya alpestris subsp zoellneri Tasmanian Waratah (Telopea truncata) Waratah (Telopea speciosissima) Waratah Hybrid (Telopea mongaensis x speciosissima) Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis)

Telopea oreades, is commonly known as the Gippsland Waratah, Mountain Waratah or the Victorian Waratah, and is native to the south-eastern part of Australia. It habitat is wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest on rich acidic soils high in organic matter.

The flower heads (inflorescences), occur in late spring, with each flower head composed of up to 60 individual flowers. It grows with a erect habit, usually on a single trunk. It has been known to hybridise in the wild with Telopea mongaensis. There have also been a number of commercial cultivars developed, hybrid with Telopea speciosissima.

Gippsland Waratah (Telopea oreades), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, NSW
Gippsland Waratah (Telopea oreades), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, NSW
Gippsland Waratah (Telopea oreades), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, NSW
Gippsland Waratah (Telopea oreades), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, NSW

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Charophyta
  • Class: Equisetopsida
  • Subclass: Magnoliidae
  • Superorder: Proteanae
  • Order: Proteales
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Genus: Telopea
  • Species: Telopea oreades

Footnote & References

  1. Telopea oreades F.Muell., Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://id.biodiversity.org.au/node/apni/2906071
  2. Telopea oreades, Plants of South Eastern New South Wales, https://apps.lucidcentral.org/plants_se_nsw/text/entities/telopea_oreades.htm

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden FloraBroadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia) Echium Pininana Gippsland Waratah (Telopea oreades) King Protea (Protea cynaroides) Leucospermum cuneiforme Little Prince (Protea cynaroides) Potberg Sugarbush (Protea aurea ssp potbergensis) Puya alpestris subsp zoellneri Tasmanian Waratah (Telopea truncata) Waratah (Telopea speciosissima) Waratah Hybrid (Telopea mongaensis x speciosissima) Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis)

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