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Grevillea oxyantha Makinson subsp. oxyantha Family Proteaceae
Grevillea oxyantha subsp. oxyantha Makinson APNI*

Synonyms: Grevillea victoriae race 'a' of McGillivray & Makinson (1993) APNI*
Grevillea sp. aff. victoriae 'A' of Olde & Marriott (1995) APNI*

Description: Spreading to erect shrub 0.5–3 m tall.

Leaves broadly ovate or broadly elliptic or sometimes almost orbicular, obtuse with a small mucro, or rarely subacute; lower surface densely tomentose with short curled to wavy hairs or sometimes subtomentose with wavy to curved ascending hairs, rarely almost subsericeous. Floral rachis 8–13 mm long.

Flower colour: perianth scarlet to crimson outside (the indumentum red to brownish), with inner surface (partly displayed) pinkish red with pale hairs; style deep to pale red. Limb-segments of tepals each strongly keeled along external midline.


Flowering: Flowers mainly August–December

Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in southern montane areas of N.S.W. (including north-western A.C.T.) mainly in the Brindabella, Tinderry and Kybean Ranges S to Brown Mtn area.

Grows in a variety of habitats, usually in or on the margins of open eucalypt forest in rocky sites, sometimes near creeks, usually in skeletal soils over granite or quartzite.
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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