Proteaceae Juss.
Xylomelum Sm. , legitimate, scientific
Smith, J.E. (1798), The Characters of Twenty New Genera of Plants. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 4: 214 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: (not designated).
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1882), Systematic Census of Australian Plants: 68 [secondary reference]
Bailey, F.M. (1913), Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants: 440 [secondary reference]
Sulman, F. (1913), A Popular Guide to the Wild Flowers of New South Wales 1: 7 [secondary reference]
common name: Native Pears [n/a]
Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. (1962), Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains: 193 [secondary reference]
Farr, E.R., Leussink, J.A. & Stafleu, F.A. in Farr, E.R., Leussink, J.A. & Stafleu, F.A. (ed.) (1979), Index Nominum Genericorum 3: 1881 [secondary reference]
  • Lectotype: Xylomelum pyriforme (Gaertner) R.Br. [In err., species combination already made by Knight (1809), hence Xylomelum pyriforme (Gaertn.) Knight].
Jacobs, S.W.L. & Pickard, J. (1981), Plants of New South Wales: 182 [secondary reference]
Ross, E.M. in Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1986), Proteaceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 2: 17 [secondary reference]
Rye, B.L. in Marchant, N.G., Wheeler, J.R., Rye, B.L., Bennett, E.M., Lander, N.S. & Macfarlane, T.D. (1987), Proteaceae. Flora of the Perth Region 1: 357 [secondary reference]
Hewson, H.J. in George, A.S. (ed.) (1989), Fagaceae. Flora of Australia 3: 133 [secondary reference]
Wrigley, J.W. & Fagg, M. (1989), Banksias, Waratahs & Grevilleas and all other plants in the Australian Proteaceae family: 549-550 [secondary reference]
  • Neotype: "From Greek, xylon, wood, and melon, a tree fruit, referring to the large woody fruits."
Harden, G.J. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1991), Xylomelum. Flora of New South Wales 2: 63 [secondary reference]
Foreman, D.B. in McCarthy, P.M. (ed.) (1995), Xylomelum. Flora of Australia 16: 399-400 APC [secondary reference]
  • APC Dist.: WA, Qld, NSW
  • Comment: Note: lectotypification by Farr, Leussink & Stafleu (p. 1881:(1979)) and subsequently reproduced here in error: should be Xylomelum pyriforme (Gaertn.) Knight as stated in species entry.
Harden, G.J. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (2002), Xylomelum. Flora of New South Wales Revised Edition 2: 78 [secondary reference]
Wheeler, J.R., Marchant, N.G. & Lewington, M. (2002), Dicotyledons. Flora of the South West 2: 851 [secondary reference]
Weston, P.H. & Barker, N.P. (13 November 2006), A new suprageneric classification of the Proteaceae, with an annotated checklist of genera. Telopea 11(3): 334 [secondary reference]
Weston, P.H. in Kubitzki, K. (ed.) (2007), Proteaceae. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 9: 394 [secondary reference]
Mabberley, D.J. (1 May 2008), Mabberley's Plant-Book Edn. 3: 916 [secondary reference]