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Grevillea evanescens Olde & Marriott, Grevillea Book 1: 181 (1994)

T: Military Rd, N off Lancelin road towards Gingin, W.A., 29 Sept. 1991, P.M.Olde 91/240 ; holo: NSW; iso: PERTH n.v.

Illustrations: P.M.Olde & N.R.Marriott, Grevillea Book 2: 153 (124A–B), 154 (top left) (1995).

Probably regenerating by seed only.

Erect to spreading single-stemmed shrub 2–3.5 m high. Branchlets angular or terete, glabrous or with scattered appressed hairs. Leaves entire, oblong to obovate to elliptic or narrowly so, 2–4.5 cm long, 2.5–9 mm wide; upper surface ±smoothly glabrous, not pitted; margins shortly recurved; lower surface sericeous on young leaves, soon becoming sparsely sericeous or glabrous. Conflorescence decurved, secund, mostly 8–12-flowered, weakly acropetal to subsynchronous; rachis 7–15 mm long, with scattered appressed hairs or glabrous. Flower colour: perianth pale to bright red with creamy limb; style red with prominent green apex. Perianth glabrous outside, tomentose-pubescent inside. Pistil 26–27 mm long. Follicles oblong-acuminate, 10–11 mm long, with an obscure slanting ridge at base, rugulose. 

Occurs in south-western W.A., west of Gingin. Grows on ridges in sandy soil in Banksia woodland. Flowers winter–spring. Map 136.

W.A.: Gingin to Lancelin road, H.Demarz 4847 (PERTH).

This species is recognised as 'Poorly Known' in J.D.Briggs & J.H.Leigh, Rare or Threatened Australian Plants (1995).

See under G. obtusifolia , G. exposita and G. thelemanniana for comparisons.

(R.O.Makinson)

 

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