Grevillea beadleana McGill. APNI*
Description: Spreading shrub 0.8–2.5 m high.
Leaves 8–17 cm long, 5–11 cm wide, pinnatisect with secondary or sometimes tertiary divisions, rarely a few leaves simple and oblanceolate; primary lobes 9–16, simple to 6-fid; ultimate lobes ± triangular to oblong, 0.5–4 cm long, 2–11 mm wide; lower surface tomentose.
Inflorescences erect, simple, secund, 3.5–5 cm long. Perianth drab, loosely subvillous outside, glabrous inside. Gynoecium 15–18.5 mm long; ovary densely hairy; style pinkish, glabrous, pollen presenter erect to oblique.
Follicle hairy with reddish brown stripes or blotches.
Distribution and occurrence: Found on sheer granite scarps, confined to Guy Fawkes R. catchment and possibly Apsley R. catchment.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 3ECi
A population at low altitude south-west of Grafton has more sparingly divided leaves and styles pale mauve-pink;it is likely to be recognized as a separate subspecies.
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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