Erect shrub 1.5–4 m high, to 2–5 m across. Leaves usually oblong, (15–)25–42 mm long, (1.5–)2.5–5 mm wide, with pungent apex; upper surface glabrous; margins revolute; lower surface sericeous or subsericeous. Conflorescences usually terminal and axillary, c. 18–22 mm long, pedunculate, decurved; perianth red, outer surface subtomentose, inner surface bearded near ovary; pistil 20–23 mm long; ovary stipitate, glabrous, style similar colour to perianth. Fruits glabrous. Flowers throughout the year.
*GipP, *Gold, *VVP, *WaP. Collected from near Hamilton, Carpendeit Flora and Fauna Reserve, Taradale, Clyde, and Heathmont (eastern suburb of Melbourne). Grows mainly along degraded roadsides and railway reserves, occasionally adjacent to native vegetation.
This is one of about 50 'Poorinda' cultivars, all which were produced by Leo Hodge of W Tree in East Gippsland. He named his property 'Poorinda' and all the cultivars produced by him bear this prefix. This cultivar was first produced in 1952 and was one of the first four 'Poorinda' cultivars. It is believed to be a hybrid between Grevillea juniperina sens.lat. and a species from the G. victoriae species complex. Very similar to G. 'Poorinda Queen', see notes for that species.
Wrigley, J.W. & Fagg, M. (1991 new edn.). Banksias, Waratahs & Grevilleas: and all other plants in the Australian Proteaceae family, Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, N.S.W., Australia.
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