Lambertia formosa var. longifolia Andrews

Red-flowered Lambertia Long-leaved var. (Bot. Repos.)


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Lambertia

Parent: Lambertia formosa

Category: Shrub

Description: 

From Bot. Repos. It is a hardy greenhouse plant, growing to the height of six or eight feet before it flowers; when the blossoms break from the ends of almost every branch.

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 69 in 1799.

From Bot. Repos. The seeds of this plant were among the first which arrived from Botany Bay, in the year 1788; when two varieties of it were raised by Messrs. Lee and Kennedy, at their nursery, who were fortunate enough to procure all the seeds which came home that season.

In Cult. Prot. 109 in 1809, Salisb. lists it as synonomous with Lambertia formosa Sm.


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