Grevillea bedggoodiana

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Enfield grevillea
Grevillea bedggoodiana.jpg
Grevillea bedggoodiana in Enfield State Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. bedggoodiana
Binomial name
Grevillea bedggoodiana
J.H.Willis ex McGill.[1]
Synonyms

Grevillea 'Enfield'

Grevillea bedggoodiana, commonly known as the Enfield grevillea, is a shrub that is endemic to Victoria, Australia.[2] It is closely related to Grevillea obtecta and Grevillea aquifolium.

It may be prostrate or a shrub to 0.5 metres in height.[2] Flowers appear between October and November (mid spring to late spring) in its native range.[2] These have perianths which are green to pink and styles that are pale greenish-pink.[2]

The species was formally described by botanist Jim Willis in 1986.[2] The specific epithet commemorates Stella Bedggood (1916-1978) a member of the Ballarat Field Naturalists' Club.[3]

G. bedggoodiana occurs in eucalypt woodland between Enfield and Smythesdale. 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.[4][5] [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grevillea bedggoodiana". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Grevillea bedggoodiana". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  3. ^ Olde, Peter; Marriott, Neil (1995). The Grevillea Book Volume 2. Australia: Kangaroo Press. ISBN 0864176163. 
  4. ^ "Threatened List October 2010". Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988. Department of Sustainability and Environment. Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ Carter, Oberon; Anna H. Murphy & Judy Downe (November 2006). "National Recovery Plan for the Enfield Grevillea Grevillea bedggoodiana" (PDF). Department of Sustainability and Environment.