Grevillea oxyantha subsp. oxyantha

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Spreading shrub 0.5–3 m high, 2–3 m wide. Branchlets subsericeous. Leaves entire, broadly ovate or broadly elliptic or sometimes almost orbicular, 20–60 mm long, 15–35 mm wide; upper surface glabrous, dull; margins very shortly recurved; lower surface densely tomentose with short curled to wavy hairs, or sometimes subtomensose with curved to wavy hairs, rarely almost subsericeous. Conflorescences usually terminal, declined, decurved, simple to 2-branched. Primary peduncles (0–)2–20(–11) mm long, sericeous to subtomentose; floral rachises 8–13 mm long. Limb of flower buds usually pyramidall in side view, apex acute. Limb-segments of tepals (mature pre-anthesis flowers) moderately to strongly keeled along external midline. Dorsal tepals 17.5–22 mm long, 1.2–2.2 mm wide. Perianth outer surface (below limb) red, densely subsericeous to subtomentose; inner surface glabrous except for beard near base. Pistil 18-24 mm long, ovary stipitate, glabrous, style red or pink-red; face of pollen presenter oblique to style, convex. Fruits glabrous. Flowers primarily Aug.-Dec., but in the absence of snow flowering can occur sporadically throughout the year.

*Gold. *Gold, *HNF, *NIS, *VAlp. Native to NSW, and ACT. Sparingly established in Victoria, where known from a single collection at Taradale, growing in roadside reserve.

Closely related to Grevillea burrowa, see notes for that species.

Created by: Val Stajsic, 2016-10-06
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-05
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Proteanae
order Proteales
family Proteaceae
genus Grevillea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Grevillea oxyantha subsp. oxyantha in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea oxyantha subsp. oxyantha in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Goldfields present introduced

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory