Common name: Flame Spider Flower
Grevillea kennedyana F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub 1–1.5 m high.
Leaves linear or rarely narrow-lanceolate, 0.7–3.3 cm long, c. 1–1.5 mm wide, pungent, margins entire and revolute concealing the lower surface except for the midvein.
Inflorescences erect, 2.5–3.5 cm long; receptacle oblique at c. 60°. Perianth red, glabrous to subsericeous outside, pilose to subvillous inside. Gynoecium 27–31 mm long, stipitate, glabrous; style red, pollen presenter very oblique to lateral.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rocky sites; far northwest corner of N.S.W.; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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