Xylomelum benthamii

Xylomelum benthamii is a plant in the woody pear genus of the family Proteaceae. It was formerly considered a variety of Xylomelum pyriforme. It is native to south-eastern Queensland, Australia, and was described from material collected on 25 June 1829 on the Brisbane River some 140 km north-west of what is now Brisbane, the state capital.[1] It was mistakenly linked with the name Xylomelum salicinum (Meisn.) Benth., and was given the replacement name X. benthamii in 2007 by A.E. Orchard, with the specific epithet honouring botanist George Bentham.[2]

Xylomelum benthamii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Xylomelum
X. benthamii
Binomial name
Xylomelum benthamii
  • Xylomelum pyriforme var. salicinum Meisn.
  • Xylomelum salicinum (Meisn.) Benth.


  1. ^ a b "Xylomelum benthamii Orchard". Flora of Australia Online. ABRS. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  2. ^ Orchard, A.E. (2007). "Xylomelum benthamii Orchard, a replacement name for Xylomelum salicinum (Meisn.) Benth., nom. illeg. (Proteaceae)" (PDF). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Garden. 21: 88–89.