Grevillea dryophylla N.A.Wakef.

Goldfields Grevillea

Victorian Naturalist 73: 74 (1956) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading to erect shrub, 0.3–1.2 m high. Branchlet indumentum villous. Leaves usually 3–7-partite or -fid, rarely simple and entire or dentate, 3–8.5 cm long, 2.5–7 cm wide, lateral primary lobes 2–5-dentate or simple, basal lobes 0.6–3 cm long, 0.5–2 cm wide; lower surface with an open to moderately dense indumentum of wavy to curly hairs; margin shortly recurved. Conflorescences terminal, erect to decurved, simple, secund to subsecund, 1–4 cm long; peduncles 5–10(–13) mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide; rachises tomentose; perianth green to brown or yellow, outer surface subsericeous to loosely tomentose, inner surface glabrous; pistil 13.5–15.5 mm long, ovary stipitate, subsericeous to subvillous, style dull yellow to pink or red, glabrous, pollen presenter oblique. Fruits subsericeous with red-brown dorsal longitudinal markings. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

Gold, MuM, VRiv, VVP. Fairly common in the Western Goldfields in the Bendigo-St Arnaud-Maryborough-Castlemaine district. Grows in dry eucalypt forest (box-ironbark-stringybark associations) in poor stony or gravelly soil.

The open, evenly distributed and persistent indumentum on the upper surface of the mature leaf is a useful character in contrast to some closely related species. Sometimes confused with Grevillea floripendula, which has a thin, wiry glabrous peduncle. Can also be confused with Grevillea microstegia which has narrower leaf lobes < 5 mm wide.

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

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