Common name: Spiny Cream Spider Flower
Grevillea anethifolia R.Br. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub 0.5–2 m high.
Leaves 3–7-partite or partly biternate, 1.5–5 cm long; ultimate lobes linear to ± terete, 0.7–4 cm long, 0.5–1.2 mm wide, pungent, margins revolute to the midvein.
Inflorescences 0.5–2 cm long. Perianth straight with limb of bud erect; white to pale yellow, glabrous outside, usually some hairs inside. Gynoecium 4–6 mm long, stipitate, glabrous; style white to cream, constricted above ovary and with a subapical ovoid swelling 1–2 mm long, pollen presenter erect, truncate-conical to cylindrical.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in shrubland and mallee, in sandy soils, sometimes along creeks; Griffith area.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWP
Other Australian states: W.A. S.A.
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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