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: (2002). Proteaceae. In: . 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.