Common name: Evans Grevillea
Grevillea evansiana MacKee APNI*
Synonyms: Grevillea diffusa subsp. evansiana (MacKee) McGill. APNI*
Description: Low dense spreading shrub, rarely more than 0.5 m high.
Leaves elliptic to ± obovate or occasionally ± linear, 2.5–6 cm long, 3–10 mm wide, margins entire and sharply and shortly refracted, lower surface subsericeous, sometimes with emergent untidy longer hairs.
Conflorescences pedunculate, ± globose. Perianth usually blackish red, or rarely white, outside subsericeous below a conspicuously rusty-villous limb, bearded inside. Gynoecium 9–10 mm long; ovary stipitate, glabrous; style burgundy or rarely creamy green, curved with minute papillose hairs in apical 1–3 mm; pollen presenter oblique.
Flowering: Flowers August–December
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland, occasionally in swampy heath, in sandy soils, usually over Narrabeen Group sandstone; known only from an area east of Rylstone, mostly on the western catchment but just getting into the Colo R. catchment.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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