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.
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 BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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