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Lambertia

Lambertia

Lambertia is a genus of flowering plants, belonging to the order Proteacea. It is endemic to Australia. The genus was named in 1798 by Sir James Edward Smith in honour of English botanist Aylmer Bourke Lambert.

The Lambertias are sclerophyllous shrubs or small trees. The common name, Wild Honeysuckle, is due to the flowers, which are asymmetrical with a long floral tube and tightly-rolled lobes, in red, orange, yellow and green.

Species

There are ten species, nine of which are endemic to the South West, and one, L. formosa, found in the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands regions of New South Wales. They are as follows:

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