Common name: Mason's Grevillea
Grevillea masonii Olde & Marriott APNI*
Description: Lignotuberous shrub 0.3–0.5 m high.
Leaves, oblanceolate to elliptic, usually 0.5–2.5 cm long, 2–11 mm wide, margins entire, shortly recurved or almost flat, upper surface glabrous or with a few scattered appressed hairs, lower surface openly sericeous.
Conflorescences sessile, 6–10-flowered. Perianth red on the limb, green at the base, openly tomentose outside, bearded inside c. 3 mm from the base with scattered appressed hairs above the beard to the limb; limb ovoid. Gynoecium 18–24 mm long; ovary villous, sessile; style green, tomentose in basal third, sparsely tomentose and with short erect hairs in the upper two-thirds; pollen presenter lateral.
Follicle very oblique to pedicel with inflexed style, sparsely hairy, obscurely ribbed.
Flowering: Flowers late winter and spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Confined to degraded verges and pastureland of formerly open eucalypt woodland at low elevations, near Grafton.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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