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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.
Accessions: 11 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:


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

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. George, A. S., ed. 1980-. Flora of Australia.
  3. Harden, G. J., ed. 1990-1993. Flora of New South Wales.
  4. Matthews, L. 1993. Proteas of the world Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. 114.
  5. 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.
  6. Offord, C. 2002. Improvement of waratahs (Telopea spp.) through breeding. Acta Hort. 602:119-122.
  7. Personal Care Products Council. 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?80131. Accessed 22 January 2020.