Grevillea raybrownii Olde & Marriott APNI*
Description: Bushy shrub to 1.5 m high.
Leaves bipinnatisect, 2.5–5 cm long, primary lobes 3–5, narrow-linear, secondary lobes divaricate; ultimate lobes linear, subulate, 0.5–2.4 cm long, 0.6–1.2 mm wide, pungent; upper surface glabrous, lower surface double grooved.
Conflorescences ovoid, dense, brown in bud. Perianth white with rusty limb, sericeous outside, glabrous inside. Gynoecium 6–7 mm long, glabrous; ovary white-silky, developing lilac hairs after anthesis, subsessile; style white in the lower half, lilac in the upper half, glabrous; pollen presenter erect, conical.
Follicle sericeous, red striped and blotched on dorsal side.
Flowering: Flowers spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest in sandy, gravelly loam derived from sandstone, restricted to an area bounded by Dapto, Robertson and Berrima, possibly also Bungonia.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2KC
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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