Grevillea victoriae F.Muell.

Royal Grevillea

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 107 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spreading to erect shrub (1–)1.5–3(–5) m high, 1.5–4.5(–6) m wide. Branchlets densely subsericeous or densely subtomentose. Leaves entire, usually narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, or occasionally ovate or oblanceolate, (20–)35–120(–200) mm long, (7–)10–35(–50) mm wide; upper surface glabrous, or occasionally microscopically asperulous (40 x magnification), dull or glossy; margins flat to revolute; lower surface densely sericeous or subsericeous, or densely subtomentose, lateral veins evident to prominent, reticulum absent or prominent. Conflorescences terminal or axillary, decurved to pendulous, usually simple to 3-branched. Primary peduncles (0–)3–17mm long, (1.0–)1.2–1.6 mm wide, indumentum moderately densely subsericeous; floral rachises (8–)17–90 mm long. Very early flower buds wholly ferruginous or light ferruginous, or perianth below the limb ferruginous and limb tan-coloured. Limb of flower buds subglobose in side view, apex obtuse. Limb-segments of tepals (mature pre-anthesis flowers) not keeled or seldom slightly to moderately keeled along external midline. Dorsal tepals 18–22 mm(–23.5) long, 1.9–2.5 mm wide. Perianth outer surface (below limb) red or pinkish-red, epidermis partially visible, densely subsericeous, subtomentose or tomentose; inner surface glabrous except for beard near base; perianth inner surface monochromatic, red or pinkish-red. Pistil (18–)20–22.5(–25) mm long, ovary stipitate, glabrous, style red or pinkish-red; face of pollen strongly oblique to style, flat to slightly convex. Fruits glabrous. Flowering has been recorded primarily Aug.-Jan., but in the absence of snow can occur sporadically throughout the year.

EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. NSW, Vic. In Victoria Grevillea victoriae is confined to the high montane, subalpine and alpine regions, but occasionally can be found as low as 500 metres above sea level.

Three subspecies are recognised, two present in Victoria. Grevillea victoriae subsp. brindabella is confined to the northern part of the Brindabella Range, New South Wales.

Created by: Val Stajsic, 2016-10-06
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-05

Stajsic, V. (2010). Grevillea victoriae F.Muell. subsp. brindabella, a new subspecies from the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Muelleria 28: 18-28.

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.

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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 victoriae in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea victoriae in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory