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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Proteaceae
Rank  Genus
Order  Proteales
Higher classification  Proteas
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Similar  Lambertia formosa, Proteas, Lambertia inermis, Lambertia multiflora, Conospermum

Lambertia formosa

Lambertia is a genus of flowering plants, belonging to the family Proteaceae. It is endemic to Australia. The genus was named in 1798 by Sir James Edward Smith in honour of English botanist Aylmer Bourke Lambert.


The Lambertias are sclerophyllous shrubs or small trees. The common name, Wild Honeysuckle, is due to the flowers, which are asymmetrical with a long floral tube and tightly-rolled lobes, in red, orange, yellow and green.

Lambertia garden plants


There are ten species, nine of which are endemic to the South West, and one, L. formosa, found in the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands regions of New South Wales. They are as follows:

  • Lambertia echinata R.Br. (Prickly Honeysuckle)
  • Lambertia ericifolia R.Br. (Heath-leaved Honeysuckle)
  • Lambertia fairallii Keighery (Fairall's Honeysuckle)
  • Lambertia formosa Sm. (Mountain Devil, Honey Flower)
  • Lambertia ilicifolia Hook. (Holly-leaved Honeysuckle)
  • Lambertia inermis R.Br. (Chittick)
  • Lambertia multiflora Lindl. (Many-flowered Honeysuckle)
  • Lambertia orbifolia C.A.Gardner (Round-leaf Honeysuckle)
  • Lambertia rariflora Meisn. (Green Honeysuckle)
  • Lambertia uniflora R.Br.
  • References

    Lambertia Wikipedia

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    Lambertia formosa
    Lambertia inermis