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Grevillea diminuta L.A.S.Johnson
Family Proteaceae
Grevillea diminuta L.A.S.Johnson APNI*

Description: Spreading shrub, 0.3–1 m high.

Leaves elliptic to ovate or narrowly so, 0.6–2 cm long, 3–9 mm wide, margins entire, lower surface silky.

Inflorescences decurved, simple or few branched, 2–6 cm long; unit conflorescences cylindrical to dome-shaped. Perianth with a rusty red-brown subsericeous indumentum outside, bearded inside. Gynoecium 10–11 mm long; ovary stipitate, glabrous; style pink to red, with short scattered hairs towards the apex, pollen presenter oblique at 60–70°.

Follicle glabrous.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: mainly spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sub-alpine sclerophyll woodland on rocky slopes, often in screes, at about 1400-1800 m alt., Brindabella and Bimberi Ranges SW of Canberra.
NSW subdivisions: ST

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCat
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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