Grevillea ramosissima subsp. hypargyrea (F.Muell.) P.M.Olde & N.R.Marriott

Telopea 5: 778 (1994) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Straggling to spreading, sometimes root-suckering, prickly shrub 0.3–1.5(–3) m high. Branchlet indumentum tomentose. Leaves 5–9-partite or -fid, 3–8 cm long, 5–8.5 cm wide, primary lobes spreading, the lower ones usually with 3–7 secondary lobes, these again sometimes trifid, ultimate lobes subtriangular, 3–28 mm long, 2–10 mm wide; lower surface sericeous; margin shortly recurved to almost flat. Conflorescences terminal, erect, usually simple, cylindric, 4.5–10 cm long; rachis tomentose to subsericeous; perianth cream, tomentose (sometimes loosely) outside, glabrous inside; pistil (3.5–)4.0–5.3 mm long, ovary shortly stipitate, tomentose, style cream, sharply bent forward just below apex, with a loose indumentum of ascending hairs, pollen presenter straight to slightly oblique, erectconical. Fruits subtomentose with heavy red-brown markings. Flowers mainly Oct.–Nov.

HNF, NIS, VRiv. This subspecies is known only from the Walwa–Pine Mountain–Cudgewa Bluff area, and Mt Mittamatite, on the upper Murray. Grows in dry sclerophyll woodland on granite.

McGillivray & Makinson (1993) referred to this taxon as the silky-leaved form of Grevillea ramosissima. The nominate subspecies is widespread in New South Wales; it has branchlets and leaf undersurfaces with an indumentum of twisted to curly hairs, and a shorter (to 5 cm) conflorescence.

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, 2017-12-05
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Grevillea ramosissima subsp. hypargyrea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea ramosissima subsp. hypargyrea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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New South Wales