Victorian Naturalist 73: 74 (1956) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Spreading shrub 0.7–2.0 m high. Branchlet indumentum sericeous. Leaves 5–7-fid to -partite, ovate in outline, 2.5–7 cm long, 2–5.5 cm wide, the spreading primary lobes usually 2–5-fid or -toothed; ultimate lobes sub-triangular, 0.3–2.2 cm long, to 1.3 cm wide; lower surface with an open indumentum of straight to wavy appressed hairs, the surface visible between the hairs; margin shortly recurved to almost flat. Conflorescences terminal, erect to decurved, simple, secund, 2.5–5 cm long; peduncles 7–15 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide; rachises usually subsericeous; perianth greenish-brown, outer surface subsericeous, inner surface glabrous; pistil (15–)22–27 mm long, ovary stipitate, subsericeous to subvillous, style red, glabrous except at base, pollen presenter oblique. Fruits subsericeous with emergent ascending hairs and reddish dorsal striping. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
VVP. Virtually restricted to the Brisbane Ranges area between c. Steiglitz and Anakie, and to the southern end of the Werribee Gorge area. Olde & Marriott (1995) make reference to an occurrence of a single plant above the Moorabool River gorge near Egerton, but there appear to be no herbarium specimens to substantiate this record. There is also an undated historic collection from 'Station Peak' in the You Yangs, but it is unclear whether the plant was actually collected there. Grows in dry sclerophyll forest in rocky situations with sandy or quartzitic-clay soils.
The sericeous branchlet indumentum, and the open sericeous leaf undersurface are useful diagnostic characters in contrast to some closely related species.
Olde, P. & Marriott, N. (1995). The Grevillea Book, Kangaroo Press, Kenhurst, NSW, Australia.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|