R. Br., Trans. Linn. Soc. 10:177 (1810).
Synonymy: Grevillea lineata R. Br. in Sturt, Exped. Centr. Aust., Bot. App. 24 (1849).
Common name: Beefwood.
Shrub or tree to 9 m high, with fissured dark-grey bark; branchlets appressed-pubescent, glabrescent; leaves flat, linear, 5-25 cm usually over 12 cm X 3-6 mm, appressed-pubescent, margin narrowly recurved, more or less smooth and soon glabrescent above, remaining pubescent between the 5-13 longitudinal veins below, with fragile acute blackened apex but no obvious mucro.
Racemes with numerous cream flowers, several together in a terminal panicle; rhachis, pedicel and perianth externally appressed-tomentose, raceme rhachis c. 5-9 cm long; pedicel 0.5-2 mm long; torus slightly oblique; perianth narrow, c. 2-4 mm long, recurred behind the globular limb, pubescent inside at the level of the ovary, splitting into 4 free segments; gland small, almost annular, split behind the gynophore; pistil glabrous, style about twice the length of the gynophore, 2.5-3.5 mm long; pollen-presenter a small erect cone with a slightly oblique base.
Fruit strongly compressed, broadly ovate-elliptic, glabrous, dark-brown to blackish, inserted laterally on the 4-7 mm long stipe, with a persistent straight brief lateral style base.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 216.
As groves or singly in low open woodlands, on loam to sand on natural drainage areas.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, FR, EA. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: ?spring, summer.
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Aborigines are reported to use the hard-setting dark-red resin as cement in making implements.
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