Grevillea jephcottii

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Grevillea jephcottii
Grevillea jephcottii Maranoa.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species:
G. jephcottii
Binomial name
Grevillea jephcottii

Grevillea jephcottii is a shrub species that is endemic to north-eastern Victoria, in Australia. Common names include Pine Mountain grevillea, green grevillea and Jephcotts grevillea. It has an erect habit, growing to between 1 and 3 metres high.[2] The flowers, which appear in mid spring, have light-greenish cream perianths that become black with age.[3]

The species was first formally described in 1967 by James Hamlyn Willis in the journal Muelleria.[1] The specific epithet honours the Jephcott family from Ournie, who were the first to collect specimens from the area. Sydney Wheeler Jephcott discovered the plant at the age of 14 in 1878.[2]

It occurs on the south-western slopes and summit of Pine Mountain at altitudes ranging between 550 and 650 metres.[3] The species is listed as "Rare in Victoria" on the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grevillea jephcottii". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b Willis, J.H. "Systematic notes on the indigenous Australian flora". Muelleria. 1 (3). Archived from the original on 24 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b Hitchcock, James (2005). "Grevillea jephcottii". Growing Australian Plants. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria - 2005" (PDF). Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012.

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