Common name: Carrington Falls Grevillea
Grevillea rivularis L.A.S.Johnson & McGill. APNI*
Description: Spreading almost glabrous shrub 1–2 m high.
Leaves with secondary or occasionally tertiary divisions, 3–6 cm long, with 3–9 primary lobes each with 3–5 divaricate secondary lobes, ultimate lobes linear to very narrow-triangular, 1–3 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, pungent; margins revolute, enclosing most or all of the lower surface except the midvein.
Inflorescences secund, 5–6 cm long. Perianth cream becoming pearly pink or grey, glabrous. Gynoecium 27–32 mm long; ovary densely hairy; style cream becoming pearly pink or grey, glabrous, pollen presenter erect to oblique.
Follicle hairy with reddish brown stripes or blotches.
Flowering: spring to autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows amongst shrubs in moist creekside on sandstone; rare, confined to Carrington Falls.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 2VCi
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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