Grevillea lavandulacea

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Grevillea lavandulacea
Lavender grevillea
Grevillea lavandulacea.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. lavandulacea
Binomial name
Grevillea lavandulacea
Schltdl.
Synonyms

Grevillea rogersii Maiden

Grevillea lavandulacea, commonly known as lavender grevillea, is endemic to south-eastern South Australia and western and central Victoria.

This is a low-growing shrub, growing to between 0.2–1.5 metres (0.7–4.9 ft) in height.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

The species was first formally described by botanist Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal, his description published in Linnaea in 1847.[2]

Subspecies

Two subspecies are currently recognised:

  • G. lavandulacea subsp. lavandulacea
  • G. lavandulacea subsp. rogersii

Cultivation[edit]

Grevillea lavandulacea is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for use in well draining and drought tolerant gardens.

A number of naturally occurring forms have been introduced into cultivation from localities including Adelaide Hills, Black Range, Flinders Ranges, Little Desert, Mount Compass, Penola, Victor Harbor and Woakwine.[2] The commonly grown cultivar G. lavendulacea 'Tanunda' is thought to have originated from Aldinga in South Australia, rather than Tanunda in the Barossa Valley where a different form occurs.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grevillea lavandulacea". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b "Grevillea lavandulacea". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Olde, Peter; Marriott, Neil (1995). The Grevillea Book Volume 2. Australia: Kangaroo Press. ISBN 0864176163.