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Grevillea banyabba Olde & Marriott
Family Proteaceae
Grevillea banyabba Olde & Marriott APNI*

Description: Open, few branched shrub 1–1.5 m high.

Leaves oblanceolate to oblong-elliptic, 2.5–3.8 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, margins entire, shortly recurved or almost flat, upper surface coarsely glandular to scabrous, lower surface openly sericeous, apex acute.

Conflorescences 6–14-flowered. Perianth red, green ageing to yellow at base, sparsely sericeous to loosely villous outside, bearded inside c. 3 mm from the base, sparsely sericeous above the beard; limb angularly ovoid. Gynoecium 25–27 mm long; ovary white-villous, subsessile; style green, tomentose in basal third and very short hairs in the upper two-thirds; pollen presenter lateral.

Follicle erect with erect style, sparsely villous, dorsally ribbed.


Illustration
C. Wardrop

Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: Flowers August–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soil in sclerophyll forest near or at the top of ridges; confined mostly to Banyabba Nature Reserve, north of Grafton.
NSW subdivisions: NC

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2VC-
AVH map***

Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)


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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