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

T: half way between Mullewa to Pindar, W.A., 2 Aug. 1965, A.M.Ashby 1574 ; holo: PERTH; iso: AD, NSW.

Illustration: W.R.Elliot & D.L.Jones, Encycl. Austral. Pl. 5: 62 (1990).

Fire response unknown.

Low spreading shrub 0.6–1.5 m high; branches often secund. Leaves entire, linear, 3.5–16 cm long, 1.2–2.5 (–3.5) mm wide; margins smoothly revolute; upper surface sericeous, becoming glabrous and granulose; lower surface mostly or wholly enclosed, sometimes including midvein and then 1- or 2-grooved, or exposed and sericeous on broader leaves. Conflorescence axillary and cauline, simple or few-branched; unit conflorescence decurved, a subsecund umbelloid cluster, 3–8-flowered, opening uncertain; floral rachis 0.5–6 mm long, tomentose. Flowers acroscopic. Flower colour: perianth and style red to orange or rarely yellow. Perianth subsericeous to sparsely so outside, sometimes tomentose on limb; inner surface loosely villous to openly pilose; tepals independently recoiled. Pistil 20–23 mm long; ovary stipitate, villous; style glabrous except for simple hairs and papillae in apical c. 2 mm; pollen-presenter very oblique to lateral. Follicle narrowly ovoid or narrowly ellipsoidal, 10–14 mm long, villous, longitudinally ridged. 

Occurs in W.A. between Wubin, Lake Moore and Yuna. Grows in shrubland, mallee scrub, or eucalypt woodland in sandy or clayey soils. Flowers July–Oct. Map 295.

W.A.: Eradu sand plain, A.M.Ashby 1493 (PERTH); E Yuna Reserve, NE of Geraldton, A.C.Burns 26 (PERTH); Jibberding, 2 Oct. 1959, W.H.Butler (PERTH); White Wells, Ninghan, C.A.Gardner 12049 bis (PERTH); 8 km NE of Wubin, Great Northern Hwy, A.S.George 5672 (PERTH).

This species is recognised as 'Poorly Known' 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