Common name: Red Spider Flower
Grevillea oleoides Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f. APNI*
Synonyms: Grevillea speciosa subsp. oleoides (Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f.) McGill. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 3 m high.
Leaves obovate to narrowly so or -elliptic, sometimes almost sublinear in riparian sites, 5–14 cm long, 4–20 mm wide, margins entire and revolute or recurved, lower surface subsericeous to pubescent.
Inflorescences 2–4 cm long, often subsecund. Perianth red or rarely pink, subsericeous to pubescent outside, bearded inside. Gynoecium 27–35 mm long; ovary stipitate, glabrous; style red or rarely pink, glabrous except for short erect hairs near apex, pollen presenter oblique.
Flowering: mainly winter and spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Moister areas of dry sclerophyll woodland or heath, often beside creeks or in swampy ground; from Port Jackson to the Illawarra region, and on the ranges from Katoomba to Robertson.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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