T .speciosissima (Sm.) R.Br.

Leaves reticulate on the upper surface, narrow-oblong to obovate, 10–15 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, mostly dentate, sometimes divided. Involucral bracts bright red (rarely white), 5–8 cm long. Flowers in a dense compact pseudo-head, 8–15 cm diam. Shrub up to 4 m high. Widespread. DSF. Ss. Fl. spring on coast, summer on Blue Mts Waratah