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Large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales.  Synonyms: family Proteaceae, protea family.

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... make these two genera less anomalous would be the creation of many genera and sub-families round and radiating from them on all sides. Thus if Australia were destroyed, Didelphys in S. America would be wonderfully anomalous (this is your case with Proteaceae), whereas now there are so many genera and little sub-families of Marsupiata that the group cannot be called aberrant or anomalous. Sagitta (and the earwig) is one of the most anomalous animals in the world, and not a bit the less because there ...
— More Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume I (of II) • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Proteaceae" :   Orites, Bartle Frere, green dinosaur, genus Guevina, genus Persoonia, magnoliopsid family, genus Macadamia, genus Lambertia, genus Conospermum, genus Stenocarpus, Stenocarpus, Telopea, Hakea, genus Lomatia, Embothrium, Lambertia, Guevina, genus Leucadendron, Xylomelum, family Proteaceae, order Proteales, Knightia, protea family, genus Hakea, genus Bartle-Frere, Leucadendron, Proteales, genus Orites, genus Embothrium, genus Protea, genus Grevillea, dicot family, Conospermum, genus Telopea, genus Knightia, Persoonia, genus Xylomelum, genus Banksia

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