Grevillea obtecta

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Fryerstown Grevillea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. obtecta
Binomial name
Grevillea obtecta
Molyneux

Grevillea obtecta is a spreading shrub which is endemic to Victoria, Australia. It is known by the common names Fryerstown Grevillea, Elphinstone Grevillea, or Taradale Grevillea. It grows to 0.5 metres in height and about 1.2 m in width The flowers, which are light green to yellow, appear between August and November (late winter to late spring) in its native range.[1]

The species was first formally described by Bill Molyneux in Muelleria in 1985.[2] This species is quite variable in leaf shape and a number of forms have been identified:

G. obtecta occurs in dry sclerophyll forest between Fryerstown and the north of Daylesford. It is found on the south faces of gravelly slopes.[1] Associated trees species include Acacia retinodes, Eucalyptus dives, E. goniocayx, E. macrorhyncha, E. polyanthemos and E. radiata. Other associated species include Acacia acinacea, A. aculeatissima, A. mitchellii, Burchardia umbellata, Dichopogon strictus, Epacris impressa, Gompholobium huegelii, Goodenia lanata, Grevillea alpina, Hakea decurrens, Hardenbergia violacea, Microseris lanceolata, Persoonia rigida, Philotheca verrucosa, Platylobium formosum, Poa sieberiana, Podolobium procumbens, Prostanthera decussata, Pultenaea pedunculata, P. graveolens and Rhytidosporum procumbens.[2]

The species is listed as "Rare in Victoria" on the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Grevillea obtecta". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b "Grevillea obtecta". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria - 2005" (PDF). Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 

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