Genera within a family

Family: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
PROTEACEAE (G)
Protea Family(Wf)
protos (pl proteiea), = first, foremost, front (of number or place). (The name Protea was given by Linneaus in 1735. Some plants were sent to him from the Cape and he was evidently so impressed (or confused) by what he saw that he resorted to the name of the Greek God, Proteus.**)
(LS, Mv)
AULAX (G)
Feather Bush (Wf)
aulax, = a furrow; (the leaves of Aulax cancellata are conspicuously channelled)
(LS, K3)
BRABEJUM (G)
Wild Almond(Wf) Wilde-Amandel (Le)
brabeion, = a prize at the games. (scepter; the shape of the inflorescence looks like a crown of laurel leaves which the Brabejum somewhat resembles; a prize awarded at the Pythian games held at Delphi)
(LS, Le)
DIASTELLA (G)
Silky Puff (Le)
diastello, = to separate, to distinguish, determine. (perianth, tube of which is very short) (diastellein, = to put asunder, separate or expand; alluding to the deeply divided perianth segments)
(LS, Le, M)
HAKEA
Hakea (Le)
For Baron Christian Ludwig von Hake (1745-1818).**
(Ch)
LEUCADENDRON (G)
Conebush(Le) Sunshine Protea Tolbos
leucos, = white, gray, hoary; dendron, = a tree. (the silver tree, L. argenteum, the species on which the genus name was based)
(LS, Le)
LEUCOSPERMUM (G)
Pincushion(Le) Luisiesbos
leucos, = white, gray, hoary; sperma, = that which is sown, seed.
(LS)
MIMETES (G)
Pagoda Bush(Le) Stompie (Wf) Pagoda
mimētikos, = imitative. (similarity of general appearance to members of some other genera)
(LS, Le)
oros, = a mountain, hill; thamnos, = a bush, shrub.
(LS)
PARANOMUS (G)
Doll's Bush(Le) Poppiesbos
para-, = beside; contrary to; nomos, = an usage, custom, convention, law. paranomos, = contrary to law and custom, unlawful, illegal. (adult plants have both entire and dissected leaves)
(LS, Le)
PROTEA (G)
Protea(Le) Sugarbush
protos, = first, foremost, front (of number or place). (The name Protea was given by Linneaus in 1735. Some plants were sent to him from the Cape and he was evidently so impressed (or confused) by what he saw that he resorted to the name of the Greek God, Proteus.**)
(LS, Mv)
SERRURIA
Spiderhead(Le) Spinnekopbos
For Joseph (Josephus) Serrurier (1663 - 1742).**
(Ch)
SOROCEPHALUS (G)
Powderpuff Protea (Le)
soros, = a heap, quantitym store, moounfd of earth; (heap, mound) cephale, = head; -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with. (flowers are in clusters)
(LS, BL, Le)
SPATALLA (G)
Fuzzy Buds (Le)
spatalos, = wanton, riotous; (pollen-presenter which acts as a male organ at first)
(LS, Le)