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Grevillea monslacana Molyneux & Stajsic, Fl. Australia 17A: 502 (2000)

T: Rubicon State Forest, NE junction of Ruoaks Rd and Boundary Trail West, Blue Ra., Vic., 10 Dec. 1995, N.H.Sinnot 3136 ; holo: MEL.

Grevillea victoriae 'race h' of D.J.McGillivray & R.O.Makinson, Grevillea 321 (1993). 

Grevillea victoriae 'Lake Mountain form' of P.M.Olde & N.R.Marriott, Grevillea Book 3: 225 (1995). 

Grevillea victoriae 'race h', of R.O.Makinson, Fl. Victoria 3: 852 (1996). 

Regenerates probably from seed only.

Shrub 1–2 m tall. Branchlets tomentose or rarely subsericeous, terete. Leaves oblong-elliptic to broadly lanceolate, (2.0) 3–7 (–11?) cm long, 8–13 (–25?) mm wide; upper surface smooth, variably dull or glossy, the lateral veins obscure to weakly evident; margins shortly recurved; lower surface with an open appressed indumentum. Conflorescence terminal or axillary, pedunculate, decurved to pendulous, simple or basally few-branched; unit conflorescence ovoid or a loose sometimes subsecund cluster, usually many-flowered; floral rachis (10–) 15–30 mm long. Flower colour: perianth solid pink to pinkish red or rarely white with pink highlights; style pink to pinkish red or white. Perianth open-subsericeous outside, bearded inside. Pistil (16–) 18–23 mm long, style with minute hairs towards apex. Pollen-presenter strongly oblique on style. Follicle c. 18 mm long, faintly longitudinally ridged. 

Occurs in Vic. limited to a small area from Lake Mountain to Mt Margaret, N and NE of Marysville. Grows at high altitudes in wet sclerophyll forest and snow-gum woodland. Flowers Oct.–Apr. Map 236.

Vic.: 8 km from Mt Margaret Gap towards Lake Mountain Playground, E.J.Carroll CBG014405 (CANB, NSW); Lake Mountain, M.D.Tindale 763 (CANB, K, NSW); Lake Mountain, D.B.Foreman 1044 & R.Filson (CANB, MEL, NSW).

Grevillea monslacana has fairly leathery leaves with a leaf length/width ratio of 3:1 to 4:1, the limb of the flower bud subglobose and obtuse (rounded in face view); and the pollen-presenter ventrally convex in cross-section. The colour of new vegetative growth is briefly tan, with whitish hairs. It is most similar to G. epicroca ; see under that species for differences.

(R.O.Makinson)

 

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