Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Mantle' is said to be a hybrid between G. laurifolia and G. willisii. It is a prostrate plant with a reported spread of 6.5m after 2.5 years. Cultivar first received by the Authority on 21st October 1975. Applicant is Mr L Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: The leaves vary from entire to lobes. The entire leaves measure up to 90mm long by about 20mm wide. The lobed leaves are about 100mm long and about 40mm wide across their widest point. New growth is densely covered with silky hairs on both sides of the leaves. As the leaves mature they lose their hairs on the upper surface whilst retaining those on the underside. The new foliage is coppery red in colour and most attractive. The flowers are of the "toothbrush" type and are borne terminally on short branchlets and occasionally on the main stems opposite the leaves. The perianth is dark red and about 10mm long and the styles about 25mm long.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different from G. laurifolia in that most leaves are lobed and is different form G. willisii in that the cultivar is prostrate.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart, 1966 edition.
perianth: greyed-purple 186A.
style: near red 53D.
stigma: yellow-green 144A.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC090; ACRA225/382; CBG8602342/9202342/ 068680/8006496/8701108/7910810/8100558/9202342.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 28 May 1978