Protea, named after Proteus the ancient Greek sea-god who was famed for his ability to change shape, a reference to the diversity within the family. Trees or shrubs with ‘oak grain’ in the wood; leaves alternate, simple or compound, entire or deeply divided, often polymorphic, leathery. Flowers regular or irregular, 4-merous, stamens usually adnate to perianth. Carpel 1, gynophore common, pollen presenter common; fruit dehiscent or indehiscent, seeds in dehiscent fruits often winged.
- Banksia integrifolia (Coast Banksia)
- Banksia robur (Swamp Banksia)
- Buckinghamia celsissima (Ivory Curl Tree)
- Cardwellia sublimis (Northern Silky Oak)
- Grevillea baileyana (Bailey's Grevillea)
- Grevillea cv. 'Robyn Gordon'
- Grevillea parallela (Beefwood, Silver Oak)
- Grevillea striata (Beefwood, Silver Honeysuckle)
- Stenocarpus angustifolius (Stenocarpus)
- Stenocarpus sinuatus (Wheel of Fire Tree)
- Triunia montana (Mountain Spice Bush)