Grevillea crithmifolia

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Grevillea crithmifolia
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In Kings Park, Perth
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species:
G. crithmifolia
Binomial name
Grevillea crithmifolia
Synonyms[1]

Grevillea sternbergiana Benth. nom. inval., pro syn.

Grevillea crithmifolia is a species of flowering plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It is a dense shrub with linear leaves, divided leaves with narrowly oblong lobes, or both, and clusters of pale pink to creamy-white flowers.

Description[edit]

Grevillea concinna is a dense shrub that typically grows to a height of 0.6–2.5 m (2 ft 0 in – 8 ft 2 in), its branchlets covered with shaggy hairs. The leaves are crowded, either linear, 10–20 mm (0.39–0.79 in) long and 0.7 mm (0.028 in) wide or divided and 5–10 mm (0.20–0.39 in) wide with two to five narrowly oblong lobes 0.7–1.7 mm (0.028–0.067 in) wide, or both. The flowers are pale pink to creamy-white and arranged in clusters on a rachis 6–12 mm (0.24–0.47 in) long, the pistil 4.8–6.0 mm (0.19–0.24 in) long. Flowering occurs from June to September and the fruit is an elliptic to oval follicle 12–15 mm (0.47–0.59 in) long.[2][3]

Taxonomy[edit]

Grevillea crithmifolia was first formally described in 1830 by Robert Brown in the Supplementum primum prodromi florae Novae Hollandiae from specimens collected by Charles Fraser in 1827 in the Swan River Colony.[4][5] The specific epithet (crithmifolia) means "Crithmum-leaved".[6]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Grevillea crithmifolia usually grows in near-coastal woodland or scrub between Wanneroo and Yalgorup National Park with a disjunct population near Dongara in the Swan Coastal Plain biogeographic region of south-western Western Australia.[2][3]

Conservation status[edit]

This grevillea is listed as "not threatened" by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grevillea crithmifolia". Australian Plant Census. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Grevillea crithmifolia". Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment: Canberra. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "Grevillea crithmifolia". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
  4. ^ "Grevillea crithmifolia". APNI. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  5. ^ Brown, Robert (1830). Supplementum primum prodromi florae Novae Hollandiae. London. p. 23. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  6. ^ Sharr, Francis Aubi; George, Alex (2019). Western Australian Plant Names and Their Meanings (3rd ed.). Kardinya, WA: Four Gables Press. p. 173. ISBN 9780958034180.