Grevillea leucopteris

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Old Socks
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. leucopteris
Binomial name
Grevillea leucopteris

Grevillea segmentosa F.Muell.

Grevillea leucopteris, also known as Old Socks or White Plume Grevillea, is a shrub which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It grows up to 5 metres in height and produces white or cream unpleasantly-scented flowers between July and January (mid winter to mid summer) in its native range.[1][2]

The species was first formally described by botanist Carl Meissner, his description published in Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany in 1855.[3]


  1. ^ "Grevillea leucopteris". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ "Grevillea leucopteris". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  3. ^ "Grevillea leucopteris". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 17 July 2012.