Grevillea pachylostyla (McGill.) P.M.Olde & N.R.Marriott

Grevillea Book 1: 186 (1994) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Mounded to almost prostrate shrub to 1.5 m high. Branchlet indumentum loosely subsericeous or tomentose. Leaves 2–4 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, 5–11-partite, most primary lobes again 2-or 3-fid; ultimate lobes triangular, 5–12 mm long, 2–3 mm wide; lower surface densely woolly-pubescent; margin shortly recurved. Conflorescences usually decurved to pendulous or occasionally erect, usually simple, 3–5 cm long, weakly secund to subcylindric; rachis with more or less appressed hairs; perianth cream, outer surface with more or less appressed hairs, inner surface glabrous; pistil 16–18.5 mm long, ovary subsessile, subvillous, style cream, turning pink to red soon after anthesis, glabrous, pollen presenter oblique to nearly erect. Fruits subsericeous with purplish markings.

EGU, HSF, SnM. Restricted to the upper catchment of the Buchan River, including Reedy Creek below Nunniong Plateau and probably downstream from its confluence with the Buchan.

McGillivray & Makinson (1993) included this as a subspecies of Grevillea willisii, to which it is very similar; he included within it a population at Mt Stradbroke of intermediate morphology; the status of this population, and of one from east of Gelantipy, needs clarification.

See notes under Grevillea willisii.

Source: Makinson, R.O. (1996). Grevillea. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Grevillea pachylostyla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea pachylostyla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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