The Mountain Devil is mainly found around Sydney and adjoining ranges. It grows up to 2 metres tall and each leaf ends in a sharp point.
There's only one species of the Lambertia genus on the east coast - but a further 9 in Western Australia.
The genus is endemic to Australia.
The red and green buds are spectacular in their own right, providing an iridescent show as they unfold into flowers which are 50mm tall.
The leaves of the Mountain Devil are very distinctive.
The Mountain Devil darkens and hardens like the wood it is.
The devils are 20mm tall.
Here are some more images of the woody fruit of the Mountain Devil, both newly formed and aged.
The photos were taken in the Lane Cove National Park and in the upper Blue Mountains.