Muelleria 22: 50 (2006) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Spreading to erect shrub 1.5–2.5 m high, 2.5–7 wide. Branchlets usually densely subtomentose or occasionally densely subvillous of biramous non-glandular hairs, epidermis not visible, with a lower layer of predominantly appressed or ascending hairs, with an overlayer of predominantly ascending or erect biramous hairs, with scattered suberect Y-shaped hairs. Internodes usually distant. Leaves narrow-elliptic to broadly-elliptic, rarely obovate, (20–)40-90(–120) mm long, (8–)16–30(–38) mm wide; upper surface glabrous,usually glossy; margins rolled downward to slightly recurved; lower surface loosely to moderately subsericeous or occasionally subtomentose, of biramous non-glandular hairs, epidermis clearly visible, lateral veins conspicuous, reticulum evident; leaves soft-textured. Conflorescences simple to 2-branched, simple 67 %, once-branched 25 %, twice-branched 8 %. Primary peduncles (0–)6–12(–20) mm long, indumentum subtomentose; floral rachises (12–)17–20(–28) mm long. Flowering primarily Jul.-Feb., but in the absence of snow can occur sporadically throughout the year. Flowering primarily Jul.-Feb., but in the absence of snow can occur sporadically throughout the year.
VAlp. Currently known from only two sites in the area between Mt Selma and Oriental Saddle, in the subalpine region of central Gippsland. At the Mt Selma site most of the plants grow occur at margin of creek, in Eucalyptus pauciflora and E. stelluta woodland, extending to the road verge, at c. 1200 m above sea level. At Oriental Saddle it grows in tall open forest dominated by Eucalyptus dalrympleana, E. delegatensis, and E. nitens. Roadworks and logging operations pose a potential risk to the populations.
Stajsic, V. & Molyneux, W.M. (2005). 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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