Grevillea parvula Molyneux & Stajsic

Fl. Australia 17A: 502 (2000) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading to erect shrub (0.5–)1–2(–3) m high, 1–3 wide. Branchlets densely subvillous. Leaves entire, narrowly elliptic, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate (12–)25-50(–80) mm long, (4–)8–15(–19) mm wide; upper surface glabrous, dull or rarely glossy; margins very shortly recurved; lower surface usually moderately densely or occasionally loosely subsericeous or subtomentose, epidermis visible or obscured, lateral veins obscure or rarely evident, reticulum obscure. Conflorescences terminal or axillary, rarely subcauline, decurved to pendulous, simple to 3-branched. Primary peduncles (0–)5–15(–18) mm long, indumentum densely sericeous or subtomentose; floral rachises (6–)10–20 mm long. Limb of flower buds subglobose in side view, apex obtuse. Limb-segments of tepals (mature pre-anthesis flowers) not keeled or rarely obscurely keeled along external midline. Dorsal tepals (11.2–)17–20 mm long, 1–1.8(–2.0) mm wide. Perianth outer surface (below limb) red or pinkish-red, epidermis clearly visible, loosely subsericeous; inner surface glabrous except for beard near base; perianth inner surface red or pinkish-red. Pistil (11–)17–20 mm long, ovary stipitate, glabrous, style red or pinkish-red; face of pollen concurrent with style, usually concave or rarely more or less flattened. Fruits glabrous. Flowering has been observed throughout the year.

EGL, EGU, HFE, *HSF, *VVP. Also south-east NSW where it is more common. In Victoria, Grevillea parvula is restricted to the East Gippsland region (e.g. Wallagaraugh and Genoa Rivers, Mt Kaye). Sparingly established at Monbulk, in the Dandenong Ranges, and north of Branxholme, in western Victoria. Grevillea parvula has the broadest altitudinal range among the members of the G. victoriae species complex, from near sea level to over 1100 metres above sea level in south-east New South Wales. Often grows in riparian sites, but also in woodland and open forest.

Created by: Val Stajsic, 2016-10-06
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-05

Stajsic, V. & Molyneux, W.M. (2006). Taxonomic studies in the Grevillea victoriae F.Muell. species complex (Proteaceae: Grevilleoideae) I. Descriptions of nine previously segregated, and three new taxa., Muelleria 22: 22-76.

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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 parvula in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea parvula in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory