Grevillea patulifolia Gand.

Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 231 (1919) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect to trailing shrub 0.2–1.6(–2.5) m high, sometimes root-suckering. Leaves entire, narrowly elliptic to sublinear, straight, 1.5–3.5 cm long, 1–1.5 mm wide; upper surface of leaf faintly scabrous or granular especially along veins; margin angularly refracted at 120° or more relative to the distinctly convex upper surface (leaf obliquely elliptic in cross-section), usually enclosing the lower surface either side of midvein. Conflorescences c. 1 cm long, sessile, regular and umbel-like or rarely subsecund; perianth pale pink to mauve (occasionally white?), outer surface with appressed hairs, inner surface with a more or less profuse beard opposite the ovary; pistil 8–8.5 mm long, ovary stipitate, glabrous, style pink or white, with minute hairs or papillae just below apex, pollen presenter oblique. Fruits glabrous. Flowers Aug.–Feb.

EGL. Also NSW. Grows in moist heath or woodland-heath associations in sandy soils in the Mallacoota area, with one record from Bemm River.

Grevillea patulifolia can be confused with G. neurophylla, the latter which often has longer and narrower, pliable, non-pungent, more strongly ascending leaves and shorter pedicels 4.5–5 mm long, and a usually shorter pistil 6–7.5 mm long.

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

Makinson, R.O. (2000). Grevillea, 1-524, in: Australian Biological Resources Study, Flora of Australia vol. 17A, Proteaceae 2, Grevillea, CSIRO Publishing.

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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 patulifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea patulifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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