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Grevillea oxyantha Makinson
Family Proteaceae
Grevillea oxyantha Makinson APNI*

Description: Shrub 1–3 m high.

Leaves broad-ovate to obovate, or narrowly so, or elliptic or ± circular, 2–6 cm long, 15–35 mm wide, margins entire, upper surface pitted, lower surface exposed, tomentose with short curled to wavy hairs or (subsp. ecarinata) subsericeous with straight hairs.

Conflorescences erect to decurved, usually simple, ± cylindrical. Perianth scarlet to crimson on the outside, inner surface pink, subsericeous to ± tomentose outside, bearded inside. Gynoecium 18–24 mm long; ovary stipitate, glabrous; style minutely pubescent or papillose in apical 3–10 mm; pollen presenter lateral.

Follicle glabrous.


Flowering: Flowers chiefly August–December

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in various situations, usually in or near the margins of eucalypt forest in rocky sites, often near peaks or cliffs, sometimes near creeks; areas from Wee Jasper south to near Tumut and Batlow and SE to Brown Mtn.
NSW subdivisions: ST
AVH map***

Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Tepals with limbs strongly keeled along the midline; lower surface of leaves tomentose to ± tomentose with short curled to wavy hairs. Leaves broad-ovate or elliptic or sometimes ± circular.subsp. oxyantha
Tepals with limbs not or weakly keeled along the midline; lower surface of leaves subsericeous with straight appressed hairs. Leaves ovate to elliptic.subsp. ecarinata

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***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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