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Grevillea juniperina subsp. amphitricha Makinson
Family Proteaceae
Grevillea juniperina subsp. amphitricha Makinson APNI*

Description: Prostrate to sprawling shrub 0.2–1.2 m tall, to 3 m wide; branches ascending to spreading, not divaricate, not appearing columnar, the leaves occasionally in short clusters.

Adult leaves light- to mid-green, sublinear to narrowly elliptic, 8–18 mm long, 1–2.5 (-3.5) mm wide; upper surface convex, with venation often obscure with only the midvein evident and scarcely prominent; margins smoothly recurved to revolute; lower surface usually partially exposed, densely subsericeous; juvenile leaves shorter (1/3 to 1/2 length), proportionately wider, and flatter than adult leaves.

Flower colour: perianth dull pale yellow to apricot-orange (rarely red), with gold or brownish hairs especially on limb; style dull yellow (rarely red) with greenish style-end. Perianth densely to openly subsericeous with biramous hairs, and a few to many minute erect simple multicellular hairs scattered through. Pistil 20–25 mm long.


Flowering: Flowers mostly August–September, sporadically in other months.

Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in the N.S.W. Southern Tablelands in the area between Braidwood and Nerriga, with isolated populations in the Windellama area, and (one doubtful record) Tianjara Falls. All populations are within the Shoalhaven R. catchment.

Grows in woodland and grassland habitats on slopes and ridges (rarely along creeks), at altitudes of 550-600 m.
NSW subdivisions: ST
AVH map***

Text by R.O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (Fl. Australia)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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