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Grevillea parviflora R.Br. subsp. parviflora

Grevillea parviflora 'Typical form', of P.M.Olde & N.R.Marriott, Grevillea Book 3: 80 (1995).

Grevillea linearifolia 'form d, narrower-leaved Sydney form' p.p. and 'Unassigned 3', of D.J.McGillivray & R.O.Makinson, Grevillea 343, 347, 348 (1993). 

Illustrations: P.M.Olde & N.R.Marriott, Grevillea Book 3: 80 (top centre & 58A) (1995).

Regenerates from seed and at least sometimes from rhizomes. Insect-pollinated.

Low open to erect shrub 0.3–1 m tall. Major branches ascending to erect; branchlets not secund with leaves not all held skywards. Leaves mostly 0.8–1.3 mm wide. Flower colour: perianth white with rusty brown hairs on limb; style white, sometimes becoming red with age. Stipe of ovary 1.0–1.2 mm long. Fig. 22A–B.

Endemic to N.S.W., occurring W and S of Sydney from W of Prospect (where now almost certainly extinct), Kemps Ck and lower Georges R. S to Camden, Appin and Cordeaux Dam, with disjunct northern populations S of Putty and near Cessnock and Cooranbong, possibly also S of Moss Vale. Grows in heathy associations or shrubby woodland, in sandy or light clay soils usually over shale substrates. Flowers July–Dec. Map 213.

N.S.W.: Wedderburn, 18 Oct. 1959, C.E.Chadwick (NSW); Tahmoor, S of Picton, 18 Jan. 1956, E.F.Constable (K, NSW); Kemps Ck, R.Coveny 11931 et al. (K, NSW); 1.6 km N of Bargo R., Bargo, C.L.Wilson 565 (NSW); Cooranbong, Freemans Drive, 1.0 km by road NW of Martinsville Rd intersection, R.O.Makinson 1629 (CANB, MEL, NSW).

Subsp. parviflora varies in habit from almost prostrate (e.g. at Voyager Point), to an erect spindly shrub to 2 m tall at Wedderburn; populations in the latter area are less rhizomatous. This taxon is very similar to G. micrantha , which differs in having the leaves often gently curved and the unit conflorescence ±regular (not secund).

(R.O.Makinson)

 

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