Grevillea lavandulacea subsp. lavandulacea

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spreading or procumbent shrub 0.2–1.5 m high. Leaves entire, narrowly elliptic to narrowly obovate or linear, 0.5–4 cm long, 0.5–10 mm wide; lower surface tomentose to lanate; margin revolute to midvein or shortly recurved. Conflorescences simple, 2–16-flowered, usually terminal on short branches, sometimes also subterminal axillary and 2-flowered; rachises 0.5–5(–10) mm long, tomentose to villous; perianth usually red (sometimes pink to mauve, rarely white), often paler on dorsal side; outer surface subsericeous, occasionally almost glabrous, inner surface bearded; pistil 21.5–28.5 mm long, ovary stipitate, sericeous, style pink or red or rarely white, usually pilose near base, glabrescent towards apex, pollen presenter oblique. Fruits tomentose to sub villous. Flowers mainly late winter–early summer.

CVU, DunT, Glep, GGr, LoM, MuM, VVP, Wim. CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, VVP, Wim. Grows in sandy or light-loam soils, south and west from c. Dunolly, usually in eucalypt woodland with a heathy understorey or in shrubland.

The species is variable between populations in habit, leaf dimensions and colour, and tendency to root-sucker. Olde & Marriott (1995a) distinguish a number of these as forms; they also reinstate Grevillea rogersii Maiden (characterized by leaves 2–10 mm long in tight pseudowhorls on suppressed lateral branchlets, by a narrower perianth (2–3 mm wide), and conflorescences with 1–4 flowers). Makinson (2000) treated G. rogersii as a subspecies of G. lavandulacea, regarding it as endemic to Kangaroo Island. Similar populations have been recorded from the lower Glenelg River in Victoria, their placement between the subspecies is uncertain.

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

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
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Grevillea lavandulacea subsp. lavandulacea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea lavandulacea subsp. lavandulacea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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Western Australia
South Australia