Grevillea parvula Molyneux & Stajsic APNI*
Synonyms: Grevillea victoriae var. leptoneura Benth. APNI*
Description: Spreading or rarely compact shrub, usually 1–2 m high; branchlets tomentose to subvillous. New growth usually pink or purplish pink.
Leaves elliptic or narrowly so, or occasionally obovate to oblanceolate, mostly 2.5–4 cm long, 8–18 mm wide, margins entire and shorlty recurved, upper surface smooth and dull, lower surface exposed, densely (very rarely openly) subsericeous to subtomentose.
Conflorescences terminal or axillary, decurved to pendent, pedunculate, simple or to 3-branched; unit conflorescence a loose irregular often subsecund cluster of 8–36 flowers. Perianth red outside with red hairs, and densely to openly subsericeous, bearded inside. Gynoecium 17–20 mm long; ovary stipitate, glabrous; style glabrous except for minute hairs towards apex, red or reddish pink; pollen presenter lateral or almost so.
Flowering: Flowers chiefly October–March
Distribution and occurrence: Grows usually near watercourses in forest communities, on granitic and slatey substrates; from isolated mountains between Eden and the Main Ra., and the Wallagaraugh and Towamba Rivers.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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