Fl. Austral. 5: 467 (1870) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Spreading shrub 0.5–2.5 m high, 2–3.5 wide. Branchlets moderately densely subsericeous or subtomentose. Leaves entire, elliptic, narrowly-ellipticl, ovate or obovate, (8–)21-38(–49.5) mm long, 6–16(–20) mm wide; leaf length to width ratio (1.9:1–)2–2.5:1(–3:1); upper surface glabrous or subsericeous just above petiole, glossy; margins tightly and shortly recurved; lower surface densely white sericeous or subsericeous, reticulum absent. Conflorescences usually terminal, declined, decurved, simple to 2-branched. Primary peduncles (0–)3–7(–11) mm long, (1.0–) 1.2–1.4(–1.8) mm wide, indumentum densely white sericeous or subsericeous; floral rachises (7–)15–20(–35) mm long. Limb of flower buds subglobose in side view, apex obtuse (seldom subacute). Limb-segments of tepals (mature pre-anthesis flowers) not keeled or obscurely keeled along external midline. Dorsal tepals 17.5–22 mm long, 1.2–2.2 mm wide. Perianth outer surface (below limb) red, epidermis partly visible, moderately densely subtomentose or tomentose, with ferruginous and tan hairs; inner surface densely bearded near base. Pistil 18-22(–24) mm long, ovary stipitate, glabrous, style red or pink-red; face of pollen presenter concurrent with style, flat or convex. Fruits glabrous. Flowers late Aug.- May., but in the absence of snow can occur sporadically throughout the year.
EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM. Also NSW. Usually found in subalpine and alpine woodlands, typically on rocky sites, slopes, ridges and outcrops.
Stajsic, V. & Molyneux, W.M. (2006). Taxonomic studies in the Grevillea victoriae F.Muell. species complex (Proteaceae: Grevilleoideae) I. Descriptions of nine previously segregated, and three new taxa., Muelleria 22: 22-76.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|