Grevillea montis-cole R.V.Sm.

Muelleria 5: 223 (1983) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Straggling to open semi-erect shrub 0.6–1.5 m high. Branchlet indumentum sparse villous. Leaves 3–7 cm long, 1.5–5.5 cm wide, 5–15-partite; primary lobes spreading, often 2–5-fid with subtriangular ultimate lobes; lower surface with scattered spreading hairs along the veins, or almost glabrous; margin shortly recurved. Conflorescences terminal, erect to decurved, simple, secund, 2–6 cm long; peduncles (10–)7–15(–20) mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm wide, usually with at least some hairs, rarely occasional peduncles glabrous; rachis with spreading hairs; perianth green to brown, narrow, outer surface subsericeous to tomentose, inner surface glabrous; ovary stipitate, villous, style bright red, glabrous, pollen presenter oblique. Fruits tomentose, with reddish dorsal markings.


2 subspecies, both Victorian endemics.

See notes for Grevillea floripendula and G. microstegia.

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, 2016-12-30
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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 montis-cole in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea montis-cole in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present native

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