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A genus of three or four species in E. Australia and Tasmania (which has the endemic T. truncata described below). It belongs to the same subdivision of the Proteaceae as Embothrium, from which it differs in having the flowers clustered in condensed racemes, surrounded by an involucre of coloured bracts.

The generic name derives from the Greek ‘telopos’ and alludes to the conspicuous flowers, which can be seen from afar.

From the Supplement (Vol. V)

For an account of the cultivated species by A. D. Schilling, see The Plantsman, Vol. 6(3), pp. 145-51 (1984).

Species articles