Adenanthos is an genus of Australian native shrubs in the flowering plant family
Proteaceae. Variable in habit and leaf shape, it is the only genus in the family
where solitary flowers are the norm. It was discovered in 1791, and formally
published by Jacques Labillardière in 1805. The type species is Adenanthos
cuneatus, and 33 species are recognised. The genus is placed in subfamily
Proteoideae, and is held to be most closely related to several South African
Endemic to Australia, its centre of diversity is southwest Western Australia, where 31 species occur. The other two species occur in South Australia and western Victoria (Australia).
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