Grevillea jephcottii J.H.Willis

Pine Mountain Grevillea

Muelleria 1: 117 (1967) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Low dense to tall spindly shrub 1–3 m high. Leaves entire, usually narrowly oblong to narrowly elliptic, usually 10–35 mm long, 1.5–6(–8) mm wide; lower surface glabrous (sparsely hairy along midvein on juvenile leaves); margin shortly recurved. Conflorescences terminal, erect, scarcely exceeding foliage, simple, 3–8-flowered; rachis 2–3 mm long, with scattered hairs; perianth pale lemon or greenish, blackening with age, ventrally pouched near base, glabrous outside, bearded inside; pistil 9–10.5 mm long, ovary sessile, densely villous, style purplish with white hairs, ventrally glabrescent, dorsally villous in the lower half, pollen presenter mid green, contrasting with the style, very oblique to almost lateral. Fruits pilose. Flowers late winter to summer.

HNF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Victorian endemic. Restricted to a small area in the north-east between Walwa and Corryong, centering on Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park. Occurs in rocky situations in dry sclerophyll forest, on granite, at altitudes of c. 550–650 m.

Grevillea jephcottii is similar to G. lanigera, the latter which has a hairy leaf lower surface and longer pistil. Reportedly hybridising in the wild with G. lanigera.

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, 2016-12-28

Olde, P. & Marriott, N. (1995). The Grevillea Book, Kangaroo Press, Kenhurst, NSW, Australia.

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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 jephcottii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea jephcottii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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