Grevillea barklyana F.Muell. ex Benth.

Gully Grevillea

Fl. Austral. 5: 419, 436 (1870) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Erect shrub or small tree to c. 10 m high. Leaves usually irregularly pinnatifid, occasionally some simple and entire, narrowly ovate to elliptic or obovate in outline, 5–27 cm long, 2.5–12 cm wide; divided leaves with 2–11 broad sub triangular to ovate simple lobes each 10–40 mm long; lower surface with a dense, close indumentum of curled hairs; margin slightly recurved or flat. Conflorescences terminal, erect or deflexed, simple, secund, 4–10 cm long; rachises tomentose; perianth off-white to dusky brown, outer surface subsericeous to tomentose, inner surface glabrous; pistil 18.5–28.5 mm long, ovary subsessile to clearly stipitate, subsericeous to subvillous, style pink to light red, glabrous, pollen-presenter oblique. Fruits subsericeous to tomentose, sometimes with purplish markings. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

GipP, HSF, Strz. Endemic in Western Gippsland, on tributaries of the Bunyip River, north of Labertouche. A recent collection from Ashbourne (near Woodend) from dry open forest, where known from a single plant close to the road, most likely represents an introduction. Grows on slopes of moist shaded gullies as a tall understorey species, in gravelly clay-loam soil.

The closely related New South Wales endemic Grevillea macleayana (McGill.) P.M. Olde & N.R. Marriott, was formerly included within G. barklyana (as subsp. macleayana McGill.); it has shorter, usually entire leaves, shorter conflorescences and floral bracts, and appressed ovary hairs.

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, 2016-12-28
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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 barklyana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea barklyana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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