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Grevillea juncifolia

Citation: Hook. in T.L. Mitchell, J. Trop. Aust. 341 (1848).

Synonymy: Grevillea sturtii R. Br. in Sturt, Exped. Centr. Aust., Bot. App. 23 (1849).

Common name: Honeysuckle spider-flower.

Bushy shrub or tall tree to 7.5 m high; branchlets persistently woolly-tomentose; leaves erect, 1.5-30 cm usually over 12 cm X 1-2 mm, rarely pinnatipartite, green-yellow, rarely greyish-green, woolly-pubescent, glabrescent, smooth above, with 2 narrow persistently pubescent grooves between the recurved margins and midrib below, mucro straight.

Racemes with c. 15-50 orange flowers, usually several together in terminal or axillary particles; rhachis, pedicel and perianth externally villous, the perianth sparsely so, raceme rhachis 5-17 cm long, 2-3 mm diam. towards the base; pedicel 8-22 mm long; torus slightly oblique; perianth 7-10 mm long, with the tube greatly dilated towards the base, strongly recurved below the limb, splitting into 4 free segments; gland prominent, horseshoe-shaped; ovary subsessile, white-hirsute; style 16-20 mm long, curved, with scattered tiny hairs; pollen-presenter an oblique convex disc with a short central prominence.

Fruit elliptic-ovate, greatly compressed, 20-25 mm long, pubescent, inserted laterally on a short stout gynophore which is itself reflexed on the long pedicel, with the style terminal, oblique, straight, often broken to a short hooked base.

image of FSA1_Grevillea_jun.jpg Grevillea juncifolia, twig, upper and lower surface of leaves and section, flower, pistil and fruit.
Image source: fig 70b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 215.

Distribution:  On deep sands of dunes, swales and flats, in sclerophyllous woodland.

  W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: June — Jan.

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