Anigozanthos

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Anigozanthos (kangaroo paw; family Haemodoraceae) A genus of herbs that have unusually shaped spikes and racemes of tubular, woolly flowers which may be orange, red, or green. They are now widely cultivated, and species hybrids are developed for increased vigour, greater flower numbers, and different colours. A. manglesii (red-and-green kangaroo paw) is the state emblem of W. Australia. There are 11 species, endemic to south-western Australia.

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