Common name: Holly Grevillea, Holly Bush
Grevillea ilicifolia (R.Br.) R.Br. APNI*
Description: Spreading to prostrate shrub, 0.3–2 m high.
Leaves 3–9 cm long, 2.5–6 cm wide, divided or rarely some entire, usually with 3–7 triangular to ovate teeth or lobes 0.5–5 cm long, 4–8 mm wide, margins recurved; lower surface subsericeous.
Inflorescences secund, 2–5 cm long. Perianth green-cream to grey or mauve, few to many appressed hairs outside, glabrous inside. Gynoecium usually 20–25 mm long; ovary densely hairy; style pink to red, glabrous, pollen presenter erect to oblique.
Follicle hairy with reddish brown stripes or blotches.
Flowering: mainly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee or heath on sandy acid to calcareous soils, in Griffith area.
NSW subdivisions: SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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