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Grevillea diversifolia Meisn., in J.G.C.Lehmann, Pl. Preiss. 1: 547 (1845)

T: ad ripam fluvii Vasse (Sussex) [Vasse River, W.A.], d. 13. Decbr. 1839. L.Preiss. No. 697 ; lecto: NY n.v. , fide D.J.McGillivray & R.O.Makinson, Grevillea 414 (1993); isolecto: B n.v. , G-DC, HBG n.v. , LE n.v. , MEL, P.

Erect to spreading shrub 1–6 m tall, or rarely prostrate. Branchlets glabrous or openly (rarely densely) subsericeous. Leaves ascending, 1.5–8.5 cm long, entire and oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic or sublinear and 1.5–11 mm wide, and/or apically 2- or 3-fid or -partite and narrowly cuneate; lobes simple, subtriangular to oblong, 3–15 mm long, 2–4 mm wide; margins recurved or loosely revolute; lower surface exposed, glabrous or sparsely to densely sericeous. Unit conflorescence erect, subsessile or on wiry peduncles to 15 mm long, regular, umbelloid, acropetal; floral rachis 1.5–6 mm long, subsericeous to tomentose. Flowers adaxially oriented; pedicels sericeous to tomentose. Perianth 2–3 (–5) mm long, subsericeous to subtomentose outside, bearded and papillose inside. Pistil 6.5–9.5 mm long, glabrous; pollen-presenter oblique. Follicle obloid-ellipsoidal, 10–13 mm long, glabrous, faintly colliculose to almost smooth. 

Occurs in south-western W.A. from the Darling Ra. E of Perth to Donnybrook and near the S coast from Broke Inlet to Albany. 

There are two subspecies.


Lower surface of leaves glabrous or with scattered appressed hairs

subsp. diversifolia

Lower surface of leaves with a dense appressed indumentum

subsp. subtersericata


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