Grevillea longifolia R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Grevillea aspleniifolia var. longifolia (R.Br.) Domin APNI*
Description: Shrub 1.5–5 m high.
Leaves narrow-lanceolate to very narrow- elliptic or ± linear, mostly 10–22 cm long and 10–20 mm wide, simple and entire to coarsely toothed, the teeth at most 4–10 mm apart and up to 3–6 mm deep; lower surface silky.
Inflorescences secund, 4.5–7.5 cm long. Perianth pinkish fawn, subsericeous outside, glabrous inside. Gynoecium 21–24 mm long; ovary densely hairy; style pink to red, glabrous, pollen presenter erect to oblique.
Follicle hairy with reddish brown stripes or blotches.
Flowering: mainly August–November
Distribution and occurrence: Often cultivated. Grows in moist areas of sclerophyll forest, often near creeks, on Hawkesbury sandstone; chiefly the southern half of Sydney Basin, and Woronora Plateau; possibly also in Lawson area.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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