Common name: Bauer's Grevillea
Grevillea baueri R.Br. APNI*
Description: Spreading to erect shrub 0.5–2 m high.
Leaves oblong-elliptic to ovate or narrowly so, 10–30 mm long, 3–15 mm wide, margins entire and recurved to revolute, lower surface glabrous, or with scattered hairs along midvein.
Inflorescences erect to decurved, 0–4-branched. Perianth red to pink with cream or yellow towards apex, glabrous outside or with scattered erect hairs on limb only, bearded usually above the middle inside. Gynoecium usually 16–25 mm long; ovary densely hairy and ± sessile; style red, loosely villous in lower half, glabrous above.
Follicle usually hairy, without dark stripes or blotches.
Flowering: mainly winter & spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll woodland or heath in sandy soils on sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Occasional plants (Bundanoon and Kangaroo Valley areas) share features of both subspecies.
Text by R. O. Makinson
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Leaves oblong-elliptic to narrow-oblong-ovate, 3–7 mm wide, with upper surface ± smooth except for occasional granules; inflorescences usually simple and erect; plant habit often compact.||subsp. baueri|
|Leaves oblong-ovate to ovate, 5–10 mm wide, with upper surface roughened by numerous granules, sometimes also with semi-erect hairs; inflorescences usually branched and decurved; plant habit often open||subsp. asperula|
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