Grevillea tripartita

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Grevillea tripartita
Grevillea tripartita.jpg
subsp. macrostylis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. tripartita
Binomial name
Grevillea tripartita

Grevillea tripartita is a shrub in the family Proteaceae. It is endemic to Western Australia, occurring in proximity to the south coast between the east of the Stirling Range and Point Culver.[2]

It has an erect habit and usually grows to between 0.6 and 3 metres in height[3] The red and yellow flowers appear in terminal racemes, predominantly from August to December but also at other times of the year.[2][3]

The species was first formally described by Swiss botanist Carl Meissner in 1856 in the Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis.[1][2]

Two subspecies are recognised:

  • G. tripartita subsp. macrostylis (F.Muell.) Makinson (leaf margins revolute)[3]
  • G. tripartita Meisn. subsp. tripartita (leaf margins recurved)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grevillea tripartita ". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  2. ^ a b c "Grevillea tripartita". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.
  3. ^ a b c d "Grevillea tripartita ". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.