Telopea speciosissima (Sm.) R. Br., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 197 1810. (syn: Embothrium spathulatum Cav.; Embothrium speciosissimum Sm.; Embothrium speciosum (Sm.) Salisb.; Hylogyne spathulata (Cav.) Kuntze; Hylogyne speciosa (Sm.) Salisb. ex Knight);
Australia (New South Wales: coast from Ulladulla to Watagan Mountains, and in
the Blue Mountains) as per Catalogue of Life;
Flora-australia-61: Waratah is a local name of the flower, `Telopia of Proteaceae family.
endemic to Australia, It is state flower of New South Walse.
Pl identify the bird on the flower,containing necture.
WONDERS WONDERS…I love these Proteas.. and my flower arranging friends will drool over the one picture that shows many many on one plant…. oooohhhhhh!!!
THE BIRD IS A HONEYEATER called New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), found only in southern coastal australia….
I imagine about the bird. Why is it called New Holland Honeyeater if it is found in Australia?
Plant should be Telopea speciosissima as per