Australian Systematic Botany 17 (3): 340,341 (2004) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Prostrate to procumbent shrub 0.3–2 m high, to 3 m wide. Leaves 35–117 mm long, 20–105(–120) mm wide; deeply dissected, ovate to obovate to almost triangular in outline, with 2–13 primary divisions and 3–30 lobes in total; ultimate lobes linear, 8–42 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide. Leaf margins slightly recurved to revolute, sometimes almost terete. Flowers Nov.-Mar. (2 collections).
Gold, GGr, LoM, Wim. Also SA. The subspecies is found in heath and Melaleuca uncinata scrub, on soils that are composed of sand over clay.
In Victoria, the subspecies is known from 4 collections, in the south-east corner of the Little Desert, nearby at Natimuk, with historic collections from Duchembeggara, and an outlying collection from the 'Grampians'.
Downing, T.L.; Duretto, M.F. & Ladiges, P.Y. (2004). Morphological analysis of the Grevillea ilicifolia complex (Proteaceae) and recognition of taxa, Australian Systematic Botany 17: 327–341.