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Grevillea 'Poorinda Belinda'

ORIGIN: Raised by Mr.L.Hodge at his Poorinda property, now at Mt.Lookout Road near Bairnsdale, Victoria. The parentage of this cultivar is New South Wales Grevillea juniperina R.Br.x(yellow Grevillea obtusiflora x Grevillea alpina). The cross is sterile.

DESCRIPTION: A shrub with laxly spreading to divaricate branches; leaves 15-25mm long,2-4mm broad, oblong to narrow elliptical, + acute with scarcely pungent points, glabrous glossy and trinerved above, the margins recurved; infloresence a short loose raceme, the rachis 7-8mm long, pubescent; flowers on slender pubescent pedicals 5-7mm long; perianth tube 8-10mm long + 1mm diameter near the recurved limb, dilating to + 3mm diameter below the middle, pubescent, the limb 2.25mm diameter, more densely pubescent; ovary villous as is the 2mm long stipe; style + 20mm long villous in the lower part with scattered hairs above, disc surrounding stigma obicular 2mm diameter, glabrous.

DIAGNOSIS: Grevillea 'Poorinda Belinda' differs from G. juniperina chiefly in its scarcely pungent + flat leaves; perianth tube more broadley dilated below the middle; ovary and stipe villous, the stipe much less than 4mm long, and inits hairy style.

COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart, 1966 edition

Perianth tube: orange group 26C

Perianth limb: orange group 29C

Style: orange group 29D

Disc surrounding stigma: yellow green group 145A.

ACRA REFERENCES: ACC010, CBG8006418/8006419/8006631

COMPARATIVE SPECIMEN: Grevillea juniperina R.Br. 13M (Ca 21Km) from Braidwood-Nerriga, New South Wales, D.W. Shoobridge, 28-10-1962 CBG 013054.

NOTES: Another attractive addition to the "Poorinda" range of cultivars and one that is similiar at least in leaf shape to G. 'Poorinda Signet'. It can be distinguished from that cultivar by the innocuous points of its leaves; its shorter inflorescence and the hairy covering of its branches which is not distinctively whitish grey. Differences to be seen are densely hairy ovary of G. 'Poorinda Belinda', its much longer hairy style and its overall flower colour which is a pale orange shade rather than brick red.

ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 20 June 1975