R. Br., Trans. Linn. Soc. 10:171 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Port Lincoln grevillea.
Sparse shrub 0.5-1 m high; branchlets terete, persistently appressed-pubescent; leaves ascending, shortly petiolate, flat, narrow- to broad-obovate, rarely linear, 1.2-5.5 cm X 1-7 mm, recurved, appressed-pubescent, quickly or tardily glabrescent, greenish-grey to light-green, smooth with obscure venation above, smooth with a narrow midrib below, mucro short.
Racemes terminal on axillary short shoots or axillary, simple, with 1-4 flowers; rhachis 1-2.5 mm long, white-tomentose; pedicel 3-5 mm long, sparsely appressed-pubescent; torus oblique; perianth 5-7.5 mm long, red, the tube more or less glabrous, becoming dilated in the lower half at anthesis, split fully only down one side, white-hirsute above the ovary, slightly curved below the sparsely appressed-pubescent transverse-ovoid limb; gland thick, semi-circular; pistil stout, glabrous; gynophore as long as the ovary; style slightly exserted above the perianth, curved, 6-6.5 mm long (straightened); pollen-presenter a broad lateral concave disc with a brief central cone.
Fruit obliquely ellipsoid to ovoid-ellipsoid, 10-16 mm long, glabrous, blackish, vertically inserted on a slender stipe, with a terminal curved persistent style; young seeds fusiform, grooved on one side, with the wing forming an acute caruncle-like apex.
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Image source: fig. 71d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
In sand, often associated with limestone, in sclerophyllous mallee shrubland.
Flowering time: May — Dec.
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