Abstract: A preliminary list of insects and birds, observed feeding from flowers of the Western
Australian Christmas Tree, Nuytsia floribunda (Labill.) R. Br., during two summers between 1977 and 1979, is provided. Observations were undertaken between Jurien Bay (30°15'S, 115°03'E) and Perth (32°00'S, 115°50'E). There appears to be considerable disagreement in the published literature concerning aspects of the flower morphology, anther dehiscence and seed production of Nuytsia. Considering the large number of viable seeds produced by a aiven naturally occurring plant of N. floribunda, it is suggested that an efficient pollination and reproductive system operates. It is postulated that native insects. unlike previously thought, do constitute a large proportion of the pollination vectors of Nuytsia. The most efficient pollinators are considered to be beetles and wasps.