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The King Protea (Protea cynaroides) belongs to the Proteaceae family, a species of the genus Protea, which is both the botanical name and the common name of this group of flowering plants.

The genus was named in 1736 by Linnaeus (the renowned Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist) after the Greek god Proteus, who could change his form at will., reflecting the diverse forms of the Protea.

King Protea (Protea cynaroides), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden NSW
King Protea (Protea cynaroides), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, NSW
King Protea (Protea cynaroides), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden NSW
King Protea (Protea cynaroides), (Mt Tomah) Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, NSW
King Protea (Protea cynaroides), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden NSW

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Tracheophytes
  • Subphylum: Angiospermae
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Order: Proteales
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Subfamily: Proteoideae
  • Tribe: Proteeae
  • Genus: Protea
  • Section: Protea
  • Species: Protea cynaroides

Footnote & References

  1. King Protea Protea cynaroides, iNaturalist, https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/132848-Protea-cynaroides

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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