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Grevillea iaspicula McGill., New Names Grevillea 7 (1986)

T: Thermal Paddock, Mr A.Howard's property, Wee Jasper, N.S.W., 16 May 1980, D.J.McGillivray 3962 ; holo: NSW; iso: K.

Illustrations: W.R.Elliot & D.L.Jones, Encycl. Austral. Pl. 5: 64 (1990); J.W.Wrigley & M.Fagg, Banksias, Waratahs & Grevilleas 244 (1989); D.J.McGillivray & R.O.Makinson, Grevillea 282, fig. 74 & col. pl. (1993).

Regenerates from seed.

Spindly shrub, 1–1.5 m high. Leaves entire, narrowly oblong-elliptic, 0.6–3.5 cm long, (2–) 4–10 mm wide, obtuse; margins flat to shortly recurved; upper surface smooth; lower surface exposed, glabrous. Conflorescence terminal or upper-axillary, 2–10-branched or rarely simple, often deflexed near base to pendulous or on downward-directed branchlets; unit conflorescence a loose irregular to semi-secund cluster, 8–20-flowered, weakly basipetal to subsynchronous; floral rachis 3–14 mm long, glabrous. Flowers acroscopic. Flower colour: perianth pale green to cream, often tinged pinkish near curve; style and pollen-presenter pink to red. Perianth glabrous outside, bearded inside. Pistil 16–18 mm long; ovary shortly stipitate, glabrous or with a few hairs only; stipe 0.5–0.7 mm long, swollen and ventrally pilose to almost glabrous; style glabrous, weakly exserted from late bud; pollen-presenter lateral. Follicle narrowly ellipsoidal, 12–17 mm long, glabrous, longitudinally ridged. Fig. 27H–J.

Occurs in N.S.W., where known only from the Wee Jasper area NW of Canberra. Grows on limestone exposures where inaccessible to sheep grazing. Flowers May–Nov. Map 278.

N.S.W.: on old Goodradigbee R. channel of L. Burrinjuck, G.Butler 1738 & D.Mallinson (CANB); Wee Jasper, A.Howard NSW128280 (NSW); L. Burrinjuck, 1.5 km S of Wade Is., M.M.Richardson 359a et al. , 360 et al. , (both CANB); Macphersons Ck, Wee Jasper, 22 Jan. 1966, J.Webb (CANB); Wee Jasper Caves, T. & J.Whaite 2836 (NSW).

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

(R.O.Makinson)

 

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