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Family: Proteaceae
Grevillea striata

Citation: 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.

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 216.

Distribution:  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.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: ?spring, summer.

SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: Aborigines are reported to use the hard-setting dark-red resin as cement in making implements.

Author: Not yet available

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