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Grevillea juniperina R.Br. subsp. juniperina Family Proteaceae
Grevillea juniperina subsp. juniperina R.Br. APNI*

Description: More or less erect to spreading dense divaricate shrub 0.5–1.5 m tall; major branches appearing subcolumnar (leaves clustered on short lateral branchlets); foliage dense.

Adult leaves often dark green with paler veins, usually narrow, needle-like, 10–22 mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm wide, angularly deltoid to trigonous in cross-section; midvein and intramarginal veins usually very prominent; upper surface with appressed hairs; margins strongly and angularly revolute; lower surface usually fully enclosed; juvenile leaves scarcely broader than adults.

Flower colour: perianth red, yellow, pale orange, or rarely greenish; style similar to perianth or a little paler. Perianth subsericeous outside with biramous hairs only. Pistil (13-) 20–25 mm long.


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

Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in the N.S.W. Central Coast botanical district, in the far western suburbs of Sydney, from Marsden Park, Riverstone, Blacktown and Penrith and N to the Pitt Town area.

Grows in open dry sclerophyll (eucalypt-dominated) forest or woodland, at altitudes of less than about 50 m, in sandy to clay-loam soils and red pseudolateritic gravels.
NSW subdivisions: CC

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable
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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