Grevillea australis

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Grevillea australis
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Grevillea australis
Baw Baw National Park, Victoria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Subfamily: Grevilleoideae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. australis
Binomial name
Grevillea australis
R.Br.[1]

The Grevillea australis, commonly known as the Southern grevillea,[2] is the only Grevillea to occur naturally in Tasmania, but also grows in highland areas of south-eastern mainland Australia. It has several variations in the wild, and is therefore a very variable species.

It grows between 0.2 metres to 2.5 metres high and has oval shaped leaves, 15 to 30 mm long by 1 to 5 mm wide. It has white flowers and seeds in brown, leathery follicles.

Grevillea australis grows best in cool to cold climates. Ideally it grows in well-lit conditions with well-drained soil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grevillea australis ". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Grevillea australis". Australian Native Plants Society. January 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.