Grevillea miqueliana

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Grevillea miqueliana
Grevillea miqueliana subsp. cincta.JPG
subsp. cincta near Mount Selma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. miqueliana
Binomial name
Grevillea miqueliana
F.Muell.

Grevillea miqueliana, commonly known as oval-leaf grevillea, is a shrub that is endemic to mountainous areas of eastern Victoria in Australia. It grows to between 1.5 and 2.5 metres in height. The species was first formally described by botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, his description published in Transactions of the Philosophical Society of Victoria in 1855.[1] The species epithet honours Dutch botanist Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel (1811-1871).

There are currently three recognised subspecies:[2]

  • G. miqueliana subsp. cincta Molyneux & Stajsic, Selma Saddle grevillea, previously known as subsp. 'Mt Selma'[3][4]
  • G. miqueliana F.Muell. subsp. miqueliana, the "typical form" previously referred to as Grevillea victoriae 'race j'. It occurs at Walhalla, Mount Useful and the Valencia Creek and Moroka River areas to the east. Flowers appear from August to January and again from March to April in the subspecies native range.[5]
  • G. miqueliana subsp. moroka Molyneux & Stajsic, Moroka grevillea, also known as the Mount Wellington form, subsp. 2 (Moroka) or Grevillea victoriae 'race k'. This subspecies was formally described in 2000 by Bill Molyneux and Val Stasjic in the Flora of Australia based on plant material collected from The Sentinels to the south-west of Mount Wellington.[3][6]

On the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries' Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria subsp. cincta is listed as "Endangered in Victoria" while both subsp. miqueliana and subsp. moroka are listed as "Vulnerable in Victoria".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grevillea miqueliana F.Muell". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "Grevillea miquelina". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  3. ^ a b c "Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria - 2014". Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Victoria). Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Grevillea miqueliana subsp. cincta Molyneux & Stajsic". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  5. ^ "Grevillea miqueliana F.Muell. subsp. miqueliana". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  6. ^ "Grevillea miqueliana subsp. moroka Molyneux & Stajsic". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 

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