Grevillea acerata McGill. APNI*
Synonyms: Grevillea sphacelata (northern race) APNI*
Description: Spreading shrub 0.6–1.3 m high.
Leaves linear or narrowly-elliptic to -obovate, 1–3 cm long, 1.0–1.8 mm wide, margins entire and revolute, enclosing some or all of the subsericeous to subvillous lower surface.
Inflorescences subumbellate to subglobose, 1–2 cm long. Tepals twisting to expose the ± woolly inner surface, outer surface subvillous to woolly, rusty on limb and grey to cream below; limb remaining loosely coherent. Gynoecium 9–12 mm long; ovary densely hairy and ± sessile; style subvillous with white hairs.
Follicle usually hairy, without dark stripes or blotches.
Flowering: mainly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll woodland and heath on granite; Gibraltar Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-t
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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