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Grevillea arenaria R.Br.
Family Proteaceae
Grevillea arenaria R.Br. APNI*

Description: Spreading shrub 1–3 m high.

Leaves elliptic to obovate or narrowly so, rarely linear or almost circular, 1.5–7.5 cm long, 3–15 mm wide, margins entire, recurved to revolute, lower surface velvety to villous.

Inflorescences 2–10-flowered. Perianth red, pink or orange, often green or yellow at base, pubescent to villous or subsericeous outside, bearded usually above the middle inside; limb narrow-acute, usually caudate. Gynoecium 24–32 mm long; ovary densely hairy and ± sessile; style greenish, pubescent.

Follicle usually hairy, without dark stripes or blotches.


Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Flowering: all months, especially spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open forest on sandy soils, in rocky situations, often near creeks or cliffs; widespread but not known from the higher parts of the Aust.Alps.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
AVH map***

Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Lower surface of leaves sericeous, tomentose, villous or loosely so; gynoecium 22–27 mm longsubsp. arenaria
Lower surface of leaves velvety; gynoecium 26–32 mm longsubsp. canescens

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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