Grevillea micrantha Meisn.

Linnaea 26: 358 (1854) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading, often root-suckering shrub 0.3–0.6 m high. Leaves entire, linear, often curved, 1–4 cm long, 0.6–1.0(–1.5) mm wide; upper surface often scabrous, especially along the veins; grooves of lower surface silky; margin vertically refracted about the intramarginal vein (leaf oblong in cross-section), usually enclosing the lower surface except for the midvein. Conflorescences c. 1 cm long, sessile or very shortly pedunculate, regular, umbel-like; perianth white or pale pink, outer surface with appressed hairs, inner surface usually glabrous with a discolorous cushion-like pulvinus on each ventral tepal opposite the ovary, occasionally pulvinus bearing a few minute (less than 0.2 mm long) hairs; pistil 5–6.5(–8) mm long; ovary stipitate, glabrous, style white to pink, with minute hairs or papillae just below apex, pollen presenter oblique. Fruits glabrous. Flowers Aug.–Jan.

CVU, Gold, GGr, VRiv, VVP. Endemic in south-western Victoria, with sporadic occurrences in the area bounded by the Brisbane Ranges-Wedderburn-Victoria Range (eastern fall)-Portland. Grows in poor stony soils in ironbark or mallee woodland.

Plants from the Mt Clay area  near Portland (Grevillea linearifolia 'unassigned 7' sensu McGillivray and Makinson 2000)  have broader and less granular leaves, which are less strongly enclosed on the undersurface and with the margin refracted at more than 120°. Plants from the Brisbane Ranges also have the leaf lower surface partly exposed.

Similar to Grevillea alpivaga and G. gariwerdensis (see notes for these species).

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, 2018-03-14

Makinson, R.O. (2000). Grevillea, 1-524, in: Australian Biological Resources Study, Flora of Australia vol. 17A, Proteaceae 2, Grevillea, CSIRO Publishing.

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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 micrantha in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea micrantha in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native

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