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Grevillea 'Fanfare'

NOTE: Specimen received as G. 'Austraflora Fan-Fare'. Originally registered as Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare'

ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Fanfare' is said to be a hybrid between Grevillea gaudichaudii and Grevillea longifolia. The plant arose as a spontaneous seedling in the garden of Dr Ann Warren of Warrandyte, Victoria. Cultivar received by the Authority 2 February 1979. Applicant: Molyneux Nurseries Pty Ltd.

DESCRIPTION: It is a plant exhibiting a generally prostrate habit with a spread of 4-5m. The leaves are deeply lobed and up to 150mm long by up to 45mm wide across the lobes. Each lobe is about 10mm wide and ends in a point. On the specimen examined there were up to 18 lobes per leaf. The leaves are dark green on the upper surface with a sparse covering of long silky hairs when young. These hairs are lost as the leaf matures, however the underside retains a dense covering of silky hairs much longer. The dark flowers are of the "toothbrush" type and are produced in the leaf axils. Individual flowers are about 8mm long while the dusty pink styles are about 25mm long. The colour of the style is the dominant flower colour.

DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different form Grevillea longifolia in habit and leaf shape. Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' is generally prostrate compared with up to 20mm wide for Grevillea longifolia. The width of individual lobes varies form 10mm for Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' to 5mm for Grevillea longifolia. This cultivar is different from Grevillea x gaudichaudii in shape of leaf. Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' has longer; 150mm, and narrower; 45mm wide leaves compared with leaves up to 85mm long and up to 65mm wide for Grevillea x gaudichaudii. Two similar registered cultivars with lobed leaves and a prostrate habit are Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Carpet' and Grevillea>'Poorinda Royal Mantle'. Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' is different form Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Carpet' in leaf shape and style colour. Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Carpet' has both entire and lobed leaves. Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' does not have entire leaves and they are also longer and wider than those of Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Carpet'. Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' has a dusty pink styles compared with deep pink styles for Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Carpet'. Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' is different form Grevillea'Poorinda Royal Mantle' in leaf shape and style colour. Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Mantle' has both entire and lobed leaves. Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' does not have entire leaves. Its leaves are also longer and wider than those of Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Mantle'. Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' has dusty pink styles compared with deep pink for Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Mantle'.

COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart 1966 edition.

perianth tube and limb: between brown 200D and greyed orange 177A.

style: greyed purple 186B.

ACRA REFERENCES: ACC172, CBG7902648

ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 March 1979