Telopea speciosissima

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Name and publication

Telopea speciosissima (Sm.) R.Br., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 198 (1810).


Fruits of the waratah occasionally appear in potpourri imported from Australia. Follicles are 7-11 cm long x 3-4 cm wide, resembling keeled canoes with many rounded indentations on the interior from the seeds.

Nativity and distribution

Telopea speciosissima is native to New South Wales, Australia but are also cultivated elsewhere in Australia, as well as in New Zealand, Hawaii, and Israel.




Embothrium speciosissima Sm.