Grevillea steiglitziana N.A.Wakef.

Brisbane Ranges Grevillea

Victorian Naturalist 73: 74 (1956) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

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.

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, 2018-11-02

Olde, P. & Marriott, N. (1995). The Grevillea Book, Kangaroo Press, Kenhurst, NSW, Australia.

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

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