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Grevillea mollis Olde & Molyneux
Family Proteaceae
Grevillea mollis Olde & Molyneux APNI*

Description: Usually open slender shrub, 1–2 m high.

Leaves thin, usually oblong to linear oblong, 2.8–10 cm long, 4–14 mm wide, margins entire, undulate, shortly recurved, upper surface pubescent or with a sparse indumentum of spreading hairs, lower surface with indumentum of incurved hairs; apex acute.

Conflorescences 6–20-flowered. Perianth scarlet, with sparse, short, erect hairs outside and dense indumentum inside, bearded in the basal 6–8 mm; limb ± cubic, apically depressed. Gynoecium 16–17 mm long; ovary glabrous rarely with scattered, erect hairs; style scarlet, glabrous in the lower half and a sparse short indumentum in the upper half; pollen presenter lateral, flat to slightly concave.

Follicle smooth, faintly ribbed near the dorsal suture.


Flower
Photo J. Plaza

Other photo
Photo J. Plaza

Flowering: Flowers mostly winter–spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on steep slopes amongst granite rocks in tall eucalypt forest, confined to Gibraltar Ra. N.P., rare.
NSW subdivisions: NT

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 2VCit
AVH map***

Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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