Grevillea wilsonii

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Wilson's grevillea
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Grevillea wilsonii near Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. wilsonii
Binomial name
Grevillea wilsonii
A.Cunn.
Synonyms

Grevillea lindleyana Meisn.

Grevillea wilsonii, also known as Wilson's grevillea or native fuchsia, is a shrub which is endemic to the southwest of Western Australia. It usually grows to 1.5m in height and width and produces brilliant red flowers, which later blacken, between July and December. (late winter to early summer) in its native range [1][2]

The species was first formally described by botanist Allan Cunningham, his description published in Thomas Braidwood Wilson's Narrative of a Voyage Round the World in 1835. The specific epithet honours Wilson.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

This species requires a well-drained soil and full sun or partial shade. Propagation is from cuttings; grafting on the east coast of Australia may ensure greater reliability.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grevillea wilsonii A.Cunn.". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b c Wrigley, J.W; Fagg, M. (1989). Bankias, Waratahs & Grevilleas. Australia: Collins. ISBN 0 7322 0020 2. 

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