Grevillea olivacea

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

Grevillea olivacea, commonly known as olive grevillea, is a shrub which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It grows up to 4 metres in height and produces red, orange or yellow flowers between June and October (early winter to mid spring ) in its native range. It occurs in coastal areas between Coolimba and Jurien.[1][2]

The species was first formally described by botanist Alex George, his description published in Nuytsia in 1974.[3]

Cultivars[edit]

A number of hybrid cultivars of Grevillea olivacea x Grevillea preissii are available:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grevillea olivacea". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  2. ^ "Grevillea olivacea ". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.
  3. ^ "Grevillea olivacea". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  4. ^ Olde, P.; Marriott, N. (1980). The Grevillea Book. Australia: Kangaroo Press. ISBN 0-86417-616-3.