Embothrium J.R. & G.Forst.

Greek en — in, bothrion — small pit, referring to the anthers.

Evergreen trees and shrubs. Leaves alternate, entire, leathery. Flowers irregular, in large rounded clusters, strongly bisexual. Fruit capsules leathery, with 1 chamber containing numerous winged seeds.

8 species from the C and S Andes area of S America.

Cuttings, root cuttings and seed.

Flowers scarlet, tubular and straight, the pollen presenter radially symmetrical.

Source: Spencer, R.; Molyneux, B.; Mathews, D. (2002). Proteaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Proteaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Embothrium coccineum J.R. & G.Forst.