Grevillea victoriae subsp. nivalis Stajsic & Molyneux

Fl. Australia 17A: 502 (2000) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Branchlets densely subsericeous or densely subtomentose. Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, occasionally ovate, rarely to lanceolate to oblanceolate, (20–)35–100(–135) mm long, (7–)15–37 mm wide; upper surface glabrous or occasionally microscopically asperulous (x 40 magnification), usually sem-glossy, especially the younger leaves, mid to dark green, sometimes with greyish hue; margins flat or almost so, rarely rolled or revolute, but can be variable on the same plant; leaf length to width ratio 2.25:1–4:1(–5:1); lower surface densely subsericeous or subtomentose, lateral veins evident to conspicuous, reticulum usually conspicuous or occasionally prominent, rarely absent or obscure. Conflorescences simple to 3-branched, simple 43.16 %, 2-branched 47 %, 3-branched 2 %. Floral rachises (8–)10–50(–60) mm long. Flowering has been recorded primarily Oct.-Feb., but in the absence of snow can occur sporadically throughout the year.

SnM. Also NSW. Grevillea victoriae subsp. nivalis occurs primarily in the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, extending south to Victoria to Mtns Gibbo, Pinnabar and Sassafras, where it was discovered in 2002 and 2003. Grevillea victoriae subsp. nivalis has a broaders altitudinal range than G. victoriae subsp. victoriae, occuring  between 500-1900 metres above sea level. Typically it occurs in subalpine and alpine Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland communities, but also in tall open forest dominated by Eucalyptus delegatensis and E. dalrympleana. No other member of the G. victoriae species complex occurs at high altitudes.

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

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

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory