" My space is small with enough room to fill with garden delights*. Say it with flowers" ~lcd

Monday, January 4, 2010

Australian Native Flora - Protaceae

My First Entry to 2010

Happy New Year Luis Santilli Jr and your Wonderful Team! Thank You Very Much!!!

There's more flowers here in Today's Flowers with TF Team on Board: Santilli - Denise - Pupo - Valkyrien


Proteaceae is a family of flowering plants. Mainly restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, it is a fairly large family, with around 80 genera but fewer than 2000 species. Together with the Platanaceae and Nelumbonaceae they make up the order Proteales. Well known genera include Protea, Banksia, Embothrium, Grevillea, Hakea, Dryandra and Macadamia. Species such as the New South Wales Waratah (Telopea speciosissima), King Protea (Protea cynaroides), and various species of Banksia, Grevillea, and Leucodendron are popular cut flowers, while the nuts of Macadamia integrifolia are widely commercially grown and consumed.



AL said...

Okay Bonnie, slow it down with the scientific names hahaha I can't pronounce them all! One thing I can say they are simply gorgeous!

Happy New Year to you BB!


SandyCarlson said...

That is a very beautiful bouquet.

Stine in Ontario said...

Proteaceae look so exotic! They make such a beautiful floral arrangement.


That is a beautiful arrangement of flowers! Gorgeous!
Wish you a happy new year!

Lois said...

Very pretty Bonnie!

January said...

Hi Ate Bonnie! Happy New Year! Ganda ng flower arrangement... galing!

Regina said...

Hello Bonnie.
Happy New Year again!

That's a delightful bouquet!
Well captured.


Denise said...

That is such a stunning arrangement Bonnie, and a very beautiful photo. Happy New Year my friend and thanks for stopping by.