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Family: Proteaceae
Grevillea quinquenervis

Citation: J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 33:225 (1909).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Five-nerved grevillea.

Shrub to 1 m high; branchlets appressed-tomentose, with 3 glabrous ribs decurrent from each leaf' base; leaves ascending, rigid, shortly petiolate, narrow-oblong to obovate, 1.5-5.5 cm X 2-8 mm, the upper side appressed-pubescent, quickly glabrescent, with a prominent midrib and 2 or 3 parallel veins inside each margin interconnected by more obscure reticulate venation, the venation often obscured by leaves becoming revolute on drying, the lower side appressed-tomentose between the prominent midrib and the recurved margins below, the apex obtuse to truncate, shortly mucronate.

Racemes axillary, umbelliform, with 4-8 flowers; rhachis, pedicel and perianth externally densely appressed-pubescent, the perianth tube sparsely so; rhachis 2-3.5 mm long; pedicel 4-7.5 mm long; torus horizontal; perianth 4-5.5 mm long, pink, recurved below the transverse-ovoid limb, woolly-hirsute inside above the ovary, glabrous below and above, the segments splitting apart entirely; gland small, semi-circular; pistil glabrous, displaced to one side of the segments; gynophore as long as the green ovary; style recurved, 6-7 mm long (straightened), pink; pollen-presenter an oblique disc minutely papillose behind, with a short central cone.

Fruit curved-ovoid, 13-15 mm long, glabrous, vertically inserted on the c. 6-8 mm long stipe, with a persistent terminal erect recurved style; young seed narrow-oblong, broadly-grooved on one side, with a very narrow wing extended into a cream caruncle-like apical protuberance.

image of FSA1_Grevillea_qui.jpg twig, upper and lower leaf surface, flower, pistil and fruit
Image source: fig. 71e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Barker & Dashorst (1984) J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 7:141.

Distribution:  In lateritic soils, in sclerophyllous shrubland and open forest.

S.Aust.: KI.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Oct. — Dec.

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Biology: No text

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