Grevillea glauca

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Grevillea glauca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. glauca
Binomial name
Grevillea glauca
Banks & Solander ex Knight[1]
Synonyms

Grevillea gibbosa R.Br.

Grevillea glauca, commonly known as bushman's clothes peg, cobblers peg tree or the beefwood tree,[2] is a shrub or small tree that is native to Papua New Guinea and north-eastern Queensland, Australia. It usually grows to a height of between 2 and 10 metres and has leaves that are 6 to 20 cm long and 1 to 6.5 cm wide. Flowers are cream or greenish white and appear between April and August in the species native range. These are followed by rounded follicles that are 2.4 to 4 cm long.[1][3]

The species was formally described in 1809 based on plant material collected by botanists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander near the Endeavour River during Lieutenant James Cook's first voyage of discovery in 1770.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grevillea glauca Banks & Sol. ex Knight". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Philip A. Clarke (2012). Australian plants as Aboriginal Tools. Rosenberg Publishing. ISBN 9781922013576. 
  3. ^ a b "Grevillea glauca Banks & Sol. ex Knight". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 

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