Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Proteaceae
 Description

Shrubs or trees.  Lvs usually alternate, rarely whorled, mostly coriaceous, exstipulate, entire and simple or pinnately lobed.  Infl. a spike or raceme, rarely an umbel or fls solitary, often with an involucre.  Fls usually regular, sometimes irregular, usually ☿ (but spp. dioecious in  ).  Calyx petaloid, of 4 valvate segments, cohering lightly at first, later separating.  Corolla 0.  Stamens 4, opposite the calyx lobes and adnate to them;  anthers generally sessile.  Ovary superior, sessile or stipitate, 1-locular;  hypogynous glands often present;  ovules 1-many; style simple, often rigid and persistent;  stigma usually prominent, sometimes oblique.  Fr. usually an achene, nut, or coriaceous or woody follicle, rarely a drupe.  Seed almost always lacking endosperm.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Number of species in New Zealand within Proteaceae
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)2
Exotic: Fully Naturalised11
Exotic: Casual14
Exotic: Presence uncertain1
Total28
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Mabberley, D.J. 2017: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 4. Cambridge University Press.