Grevillea bipinnatifida

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Fuchsia Grevillea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. bipinnatifida
Binomial name
Grevillea bipinnatifida
R.Br.

Grevillea bipinnatifida, also known as Fuchsia Grevillea, is a shrub which is endemic to Western Australia.

Description[edit]

This species forms a spreading shrub which grows up to 1 m (3 ft) in height. It has red or orange flowers which appear from early autumn to mid summer (March to January in Australia).

Distribution[edit]

The species occurs in and around Perth on granite outcrops, hills and occasionally on poorly draining flat areas.

Taxonomy[edit]

The species was first formally described in 1830 by botanist Robert Brown.

Two subspecies are recognised:

  • Grevillea bipinnatifida R.Br. subsp. bipinnatifida
  • Grevillea bipinnatifida subsp. pagna Cranfield

Cultivars[edit]

A number of hybid cultivars have been produced which have Grevillea bipinnatifida as a parent species. These include a number of hybrids with Grevillea banksii including:

Other hybrids include:

  • G. 'Molly' (a cross with G. aurea)
  • G. 'Sunrise' (a cross with G. 'Clearview Robin')

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olde, P. (July 2001). "Grevillea 'Claire Dee' - the Robyn Gordon of the West" (PDF). Grevillea Study Group newsletter (59): 5. ISSN 0725-8755. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 

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