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Grevillea hockingsii Molyneux & Olde, Telopea 5: 784 (1994)

T: area of The Rockhole, off Tuckers Rd, c. 27 km W of Monto, Qld, 12 Oct. 1989, W.Molyneux & S.Forrester s.n. ; holo: MEL; iso: NSW.

Illustrations: P.M.Olde & W.M.Molyneux, Telopea 5: 785, fig. 2 (1994); P.M.Olde & N.R.Marriott, Grevillea Book 2: 197 (top centre & 162A, B) (1995).

Regenerates probably only from seed. Bird-pollinated.

Erect shrub 1.5–2.5 m tall. Branchlets angular, sericeous. Leaves narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 4–14 cm long, 4–18 mm wide; upper surface smooth to slightly punctate; margins very shortly recurved; lower surface sericeous. Conflorescence axillary or cauline or rarely terminal, erect to decurved, shortly pedunculate, a loose irregular to subsecund cluster, 2–10 flowered; floral rachis 2–5 mm long. Flowers acroscopic. Flower colour: perianth reddish pink outside, mauve-pink inside; style reddish pink. Perianth sparsely sericeous outside, bearded inside. Pistil 13–17.5 mm long; style gently incurved, glabrous except for short erect hairs in apical 5–6 mm; pollen-presenter lateral. Follicle ellipsoidal to narrowly ovoid, 20–36 mm long, longitudinally ribbed on dorsal side. Fig. 25H–J.

Occurs in Qld, where known from three disjunct areas: Coominglah State Forest W of Monto, Callide Ra. E of Biloela, and Razor Back Ra. near Mt Morgan. Grows in shrubby understorey in eucalypt woodland or open forest, around rocky sandstone breakaways, occasionally on sandy flats or around soaks. Flowers (Apr.–) June–Dec. Map 246.

Qld: Coominglah State Forest, between Monto and Biloela, Sept. 1983, F.D.Hockings s.n. (NSW); Monto, A.Bean 236 (BRI); Razor Back Ra., c. 3 km W of Mt Morgan, E.R.Anderson 3797 (BRI); State Forest 28, P.I.Forster 6717 (AD, BISH n.v. , CANB, DNA, K, L, LAE n.v. , MEL, MO n.v. , NSW, PERTH).

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

The populations near Mt Morgan and at Callide Ra. are known only from single collections.

(R.O.Makinson)

 

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