Silky Oak
Grevillea robusta A.Cunn. ex R.Br.

OTHER COMMON NAMES Roble australiano, árbol de fuego, roble de Australia, pino de oro, roble sedoso, grevilea.
FAMILY Proteaceae
ORDER Proteales
CLASS Magnoliopsida
DIVISION Magnoliophyta

It is native to the subtropical coasts in East Australia.
It is an evergreen tree, which quickly reaches a height of 18-35 m. It has an erected trunk and its bark is dark-grey and very cracked. It has a pyramidal top and erected branches.
Its compound and peristent leaves have a length of 20-25 cm. They are dark green on their surface and white-grey on their back side; slightly dentate edge.
Its hermaphrodite flowers are grouped in panicled bunches. They are golden orange and have a length of 7-15 cm. They produce abundant nectar. They bloom between spring and summer.
Its fruit is a dark-brown or blackish follicles of 1-2cm. (length) It has 1-2 flat and winged seeds.