Grevillea celata Molyneux

Nowa Nowa Grevillea

Muelleria 8: 311 (1995) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

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

Erect and open, to low and dense, root-suckering shrub 0.4–1.8 m high. Leaves entire, oblong- to broadly elliptic, 20–44(–58) mm long, 4–18 mm wide; margins recurved to loosely revolute, seldom obscuring the tomentose lower surface. Conflorescences usually terminal on short lateral branchlets, occasionally axillary on older wood, usually simple, usually decurved, 2–8-flowered; rachis 1–5 mm long, pubescent; perianth typically red or pink in basal half shading to yellow or white above (rarely yellow throughout), basally dilated, outer surface irregularly pubescent, inner surface bearded; tepals (often only the dorsal pair) variably horned; pistil 18–25 mm long, ovary sessile, villous, style green at base shading to pink or red apically with a green style-end, dorsally villous in lower half, glabrescent above, pollen presenter lateral. Fruits tomentose, longitudinally ridged. Flowers Jul.–Feb.

EGL, EGU. Known only from the Colquhoun state Forest east of Bruthen where growing on red siliceous or pale granitic sands in dry sclerophyll forest.

Easily confused with Grevillea chrysophaea (which does not root-sucker and lacks red coloration on the perianth), and G. alpina (which does not root-sucker, has a more prominent tongue-like nectary, and usually a shorter pistil).

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

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New South Wales