Stenocarpus R.Br.

Greek stenos — narrow, carpos — fruit, referring to the long, thin fruits of most species.

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple, lobed or compound. Flower clusters terminal or in upper leaf axils, flat-topped. Flowers irregular, bisexual, split along the lower surface. Ovary stalked, containing numerous ovules in 2 rows. Fruit an oblong to cylindrical, rarely semicircular follicle; seeds in 2 rows, flattened and winged with an outer membranous wing folded around the inner wing.

S. davallioides Foreman & B. Hyland from N Qld is occasionally cultivated.

About 25 species mostly from New Caledonia; 9 species in Australia with 2 extending to New Guinea and the Aru Islands.

Seed or cuttings for selected forms.

Flower cluster flat-topped, sometimes wheel-like; seed in a membranous cover.

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         Stenocarpus salignus R.Br.
species         Stenocarpus sinuatus Endl.