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- noun large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
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The proteaceae, * crotons, agaves, and the great tribe of the cactuses, which inhabit exclusively the New World, disappear gradually, as we ascend the Orinoco above the Apure and the Meta.
In the savannahs, or llanos, the same Castilian name is given to a tree of the family of the proteaceae.] [* For example, in the Montana de Avila, on the road from
The proteaceae, * (* Rhopalas, which characterise the vegetation of the
In the savannahs, or llanos, the same Castilian name is given to a tree of the family of the proteaceae.) rise here and there in the savannah.