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Grevillea capitellata Meisn.
Family Proteaceae
Grevillea capitellata Meisn. APNI*

Description: Low dense mounded or prostrate shrub to 0.5 m high.

Leaves narrow-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 2–9 cm long, 2–8 mm wide, margins entire and shortly refracted, lower surface subvillous (subsericeous with numerous longer emergent ascending often dark hairs, these occasionally lacking).

Conflorescences erect, ± globose to broadly subsecund, often held at ground level at the edge of or under the foliage. Perianth dull deep crimson to black-maroon, subsericeous with a conspicuously tomentose to villous limb, or rarely subsericeous throughout, white-bearded inside. Gynoecium mostly 10–12 mm long; ovary sessile, glabrous; style maroon, strongly curved towards apex, and with minute papillose hairs scattered over apical 3–5 mm; pollen presenter oblique.

Follicle glabrous.


Flowering: Flowers July–December

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in poorly drained depressions, swamp margins, or moist rock pockets in pavement, in sandy soils over sandstone or pebbly ironstone; restricted to the far south of the Sydney Basin and the northern Illawarra, between Cordeaux Dam, Cataract Dam, Bulli and Mt Ousley.
NSW subdivisions: CC
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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