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Grevillea steiglitziana N.A.Wakef., Victorian Naturalist 73: 74 (1956)
Brisbane Range Grevillea

T: Brisbane Ranges near Geelong Reservoir, Vic., 16 Sept. 1911, P.R.H.St.John ; holo: MEL.

Grevillea longistyla Gand., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 231 (1919), nom. illeg. non Hook. (1848). T: Brisbane Ranges, Vic., 1 Oct. 1909, P.R.H.St.John ; holo: LY.

Illustrations: J.W.Wrigley & M.Fagg, Banksias, Waratahs & Grevilleas 331 (1989); P.M.Olde & N.R.Marriott, Grevillea Book 3: 182 (top right & 148A, B) (1995).

Regenerates from seed.

Spreading shrub 0.7–2.0 m high. Leaves ovate in gross outline, 2.5–7 cm long, 25–55 mm wide, pinnatifid to pinnatipartite, with (3–) 5–7 primary lobes each usually 2–5-fid or -toothed; ultimate lobes subtriangular, 3–22 mm long, to 13 mm wide, pungent; margins flat to shortly recurved; lower surface with an open indumentum of straight to wavy appressed hairs. Unit conflorescence erect to decurved, secund; floral rachis 25–50 mm long. Flower colour: perianth greenish brown; style red. Perianth subsericeous outside. Pistil (15–) 22–27 mm long; ovary stipitate; style glabrous. Follicle 12.5–13.5 mm long, subsericeous. 

Occurs in Vic., where restricted to the Brisbane Ra. area between Anakie and Bacchus Marsh. Grows in dry open sclerophyll forest in rocky situations with sandy soil. Flowers Sept.–Jan. Map 28.

Vic.: N38 ... Mt Wallace to Bacchus Marsh road, 0.5 km W of junction of Aeroplane Rd, A.C.Beauglehole 56753 (MEL, NSW); c. 6 km E of Mt Wallace on road between Durdidwarrah and Bacchus Marsh, D.J.McGillivray 3209 & C.Bartlett (MEL, NSW); Brisbane Ra., N end, about 1.5 km S of Spring Ck, T.B.Muir 818 (MEL).

Grevillea steiglitziana has pedicels 1–3 mm long and hairy rachises. It is rather similar to G. dryophylla ; for differences see under that species.

(R.O.Makinson)

 

Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 16 (1995), 17A (2000) and 17B (1999), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia