Proteacea

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Inflorescence of Protea cynaroides

Etymology[edit]

Coinage by Linnaeus, after Proteus the Greek warden of sea beasts, renowned for his ability to change shape.

Noun[edit]

Proteacea

  1. (archaic) A taxonomic family within the order Proteales – comprising 82 known species, including South Africa's national flower, Protea cynaroides or king protea.

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