Common name: woolly grevillea
Grevillea lanigera A.Cunn. ex R.Br. APNI*
Description: Spreading shrub, mostly 0.2–1.5 m high.
Leaves narrow-oblong to oblanceolate or ± linear, usually 1–3 cm long, 0.7–5 mm wide, margins entire and ± revolute, lower surface villous or loosely so.
Inflorescences usually decurved and subsecund, 0–5-branched. Perianth usually pinkish at base and green to cream above, glabrous and often glaucous outside, bearded usually above the middle inside. Gynoecium 13–20 mm long; ovary densely hairy and ± sessile; style red, villous except near apex.
Follicle usually hairy, without dark stripes or blotches.
Flowering: mainly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist rocky places, in light to heavy soils on acid to basic substrates; east of the Riverina and south from Dubbo.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CT, ST, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Apparent intergrades between G. lanigera and G. rosmarinifolia occur.
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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