Grevillea irrasa Makinson APNI*
Description: Spreading to erect shrub, 1.5–3 m high.
Leaves oblong to obovate to oblanceolate or occasionally elliptic, mostly 3–6 (rarely to 9) cm long, 5–22 mm wide, margins entire and shortly recurved, upper surface granular to rough, lower surface exposed, velvety to villous.
Conflorescences usually terminal, decurved to pendent, pedunculate, sometimes branched; unit inflorescence a loose cluster of 6–16 flowers. Perianth red to apricot to pink, subvillous outside, bearded inside. Gynoecium 14–17 mm long; ovary stipitate, glabrous; style pubescent in apical 2–5 mm; pollen presenter lateral.
Flowering: Flowers Aug.–Jan.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in lower-altitude dry sclerophyll forest, inland from Pambula and Moruya.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
This species differs from the Victorian G. miqueliana in having longer and narrower leaves, 3.5–7 cm long and 5–22 mm wide.
Text by R. O. Makinson
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Leaves narrow-oblong to oblanceolate, length:breadth ratio of 5–10:1; indumentum on the lower leaf surface with all hairs ± spreading, not obviously 2-layered||subsp. irrasa|
|Leaves obovate to oblanceolate or elliptic or oblong, length:breadth ratio of 5–7:1; indumentum on the lower leaf surface with spreading hairs emergent from a denser layer of appressed hairs (20–30 x magnification)||subsp. didymochiton|
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