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Grevillea obtusiflora subsp. fecunda Makinson
Family Proteaceae
Grevillea obtusiflora subsp. fecunda Makinson APNI*

Description: Low spreading to erect dense shrub 0.5–1 (-2) m tall.

Leaves linear to very narrowly obovate, 15–40 mm long, 1–1.2 (-1.8) mm wide; margins smoothly revolute; upper surface densely granulose; lower surface usually enclosed, including midvein, sometimes narrowly exposed and then with an open appressed indumentum (ground-tissue visible between hairs).

Flower colour: perianth pale to deep pink to crimson, paling to pink or cream along dorsal side and with a cream limb, or occasionally cream with a weak red tinge along dorsal side, or rarely yellow; style deep pink to red (rarely yellow) with white hairs; style-end sometimes yellowish. Perianth 1.5–2 mm across. Pistil 14–18 mm long; style with biramous hairs and sometimes also minute erect simple hairs ventrally.

Fruits with follicles setting freely.


Flowering: Flowers August–December (-March).

Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in N.S.W., NW of Lithgow on the catchment of the Capertee R. at 570 m alt.

Grows in low open dry sclerophyll forest in orange loamy soil with sandstone boulders.
NSW subdivisions: CT

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
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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