Proteaceae (protea family) Stenocarpus

Stenocarpus sinuatus firewheel tree

New South Wales, Queensland

A beautiful tree, not too big, with upright habit and long glossy leaves with sinuous margins or deeply lobed. The remarkable flower clusters are made up of individual flowers resembling those of other Proteaceae, such as Grevillea, but are arranged in more or less flat wheels about 2 inches in diameter.

The only specimen known on campus is at 849 Pine Hill Road.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from Ronald Bracewell’s Trees on the Stanford Campus, 1984, which was the precursor to his book.