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Family: Proteaceae
Grevillea eriostachya

Citation: Lindley, Sketch Veg. Swan Riv. Col. xxxvi (1840).

Synonymy: Grevillea eriostachya

Common name: Orange grevillea, flame grevillea.

Shrub to 3 m high, with long arching branches; branchlets persistently woolly-tomentose; leaves ascending, long-petiolate and pinnatipartite, sometimes entire, 6.5-22 cm long, mid-green to greenish-grey, woolly-pubescent, glabrescent, final segments 1-7, narrow-linear, 2-16 cm X 1.2-2.5 mm, mid-vein and penninervation prominent above, with 2 narrow persistently pubescent grooves between margins and midrib below, mucro short, straight.

Racemes of c. 100-200 yellow to orange flowers, ?unilateral, several in terminal panicles; rhachis, pedicels and perianth externally woolly-tomentose, the raceme rhachis 14-26 cm long, 3.5-6 mm diam. towards the base of the apical raceme; pedicels 3-4 mm long; torus horizontal; perianth 6.5-8.5 mm long, dilated at the base, strongly recurved below the limb, splitting into 4 free segments; ovary sessile, white-hirsute; style slightly curved, 17-20 mm long, glabrous; pollen-presenter a slightly oblique disc surmounted by a short blunt cone; fruit greatly compressed, obliquely ovate-elliptic, 15-19 mm long, inserted laterally on and almost perpendicular to a short stout pedicel, tomentose; style terminal or more or less lateral, erect, usually broken down to the base.

Seed elliptic including the broad flat membranous wing which surrounds the nucleus completely.

image of FSA1_Grevillea_eri.jpg Grevillea eriostachya twig, upper and lower surface of leaves and section, flower, pistil and fruit.
Image source: fig 70a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Erickson et al. (1973) Flowers and plants of Western Australia, fig. 361.

Distribution:  In sand, on dunes, swales and plains, in sclerophyllous shrubland and open woodland.

S.Aust.: NW.   W.Aust.; N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: June — Sept.

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