Grevillea celata

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Nowa Nowa Grevillea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. celata
Binomial name
Grevillea celata
Molyneux[1]
Synonyms

Grevillea aff. chrysophaea (Nowa Nowa)

Grevillea celata (Nowa Nowa Grevillea or Colquhoun Grevillea) is a shrub which is endemic to Victoria, Australia.[2] It is closely related to Grevillea alpina and Grevillea chrysophaea.

It grows to between 0.4 and 1.8 metres in height.[2] The undivided leaves are tomentose underneath and are 20 to 45 mm long and 4 to 18 mm wide.[2] The leaf margins are recurved, sometimes to the extent of being near-revolute..[2] Flowers appear between July and February (mid winter to late summer) in its native range.[2] These have perianths which are red at the base and yellow at the top, or alternatively red/white, apricot/white or occasionally all yellow. The styles are green at the base, becoming pink or red towards the tip, with the tip itself being green. Occasionally these are completely light green in colour.

The species was first formally described by Bill Molyneux in Muelleria in 1995.[1]

G. celata occurs in dry, sclerophyll woodland in Colquhoun State Forest in south-eastern Victoria.[2]

The species is listed as "Vulnerable" under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, "threatened" in Victoria under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and "Vulnerable in Victoria" on the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grevillea celata". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Grevillea celata". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  3. ^ "Threatened List October 2010". Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988. Department of Sustainability and Environment. Archived from the original on 2005-07-18. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  4. ^ "Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria - 2005" (PDF). Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-01-15.