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n. - Large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers.

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  • On the Proteaceae - the evolution and classification of a southern family.
  • Note 3: The scientific family names of the plants are Restionaceae, Ericaceae, and Proteaceae. back
  • In the karri forests, the most important families are Fabaceae, Mimosaceae, Orchidaceae, Myrtaceae, and Proteaceae.
  • The Protea lamp is named for the Proteaceae group of flowers which change their shape during the day based on sunlight. for more
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