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Taxon: Telopea speciosissima (Sm.) R. Br.

Genus: Telopea
Family: Proteaceae
Nomen number: 80131
Place of publication: Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10:198. 1811 (Nat. order Proteac.)
Link to protologue:
Comment: date of publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 04-Jan-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Jan-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 11 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:


    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales (e.-c.)]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  3. Harden, G. J., ed. Flora of New South Wales. (F NSWales)
  4. Matthews, L. Proteas of the world (Proteas) 114.
  5. Offord, C. 2002. Improvement of waratahs (Telopea spp.) through breeding Acta Hort. 602:119-122.
  6. Offord, C. A. 2006. Analysis of characters and germplasm of significance to improvement of Australian native waratahs (Telopea spp., family Proteaceae) for cut flower production Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 53:1263-1272.
  7. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)

Check other web resources for Telopea speciosissima (Sm.) R. Br. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Telopea speciosissima cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?80131. Accessed 23 May 2019.