Lambertia formosa Sm.

Mountain Devil

Shrub to 2 m tall. Leaves in 3s, rarely 4-6, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 3-8 cm long, 2-5 mm wide, tip pointed, margin curled under. Flower clusters 7-flowered (sometimes fewer if flowers aborted), bracts red. Flowers mostly 3-4 cm long, red; year round but mostly spring to early summer. Fruit 1.5-2.5 cm long with a short beak and a long horn on each valve.


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
genus        Lambertia Sm.