Family: Proteaceae

Buckinghamia is a genus of only two known species of trees, belonging to the plant family Proteaceae. They grow naturally only (endemic) in the rainforests of the wet tropics region of north eastern Queensland, Australia. The ivory curl flowerB. celsissima, is the well known, popular and widely cultivated species in gardens and parks, in eastern and southern mainland Australia, and additionally as street trees north from about Brisbane. The second species, B. ferruginiflora, was only recently described in 1988.