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Waratah (Telopea speciosissima)

Botanical Information:

Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Telopea
Species: speciosissima

Meaning of name:
Telopea is from Greek: telopos, seen from afar, a reference to the distance at which the flowers are visible. The genus was named in 1810 by Robert Brown (1773–1858), a Scottish botanist and paleobotanist who did much for botany with his pioneering work with the microscope. He also contributed greatly to Australian botany
speciosissima is from Latin: speciosus, handsome, beautiful + the superlative form. Most handsome, most beautiful

The waratah was officially made the floral emblem of New South Wales in 1962, and has a natural range of only about 200km from Sydney. Another isolated pocket was thought to exist in the Gibraltar Range in northern New South Wales, but this was described as a separate species by botanists Peter Weston and Mike Crisp in 1995 and is now known as Telopea aspera (the Gibraltar Range Waratah).

T. speciosissima grows as a shrub some 3m to 4m (10 to 13 feet) high and 2m (6.5 feet) wide. The flowers are the ideal cut flower, being long-lasting (10 to 14 days) and with a prominent head on a single stem, and are widely cultivated for the cut flower industry both in Australia and overseas.

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