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Common name: Beefwood, Silver Honeysuckle
Grevillea striata R.Br. APNI*
Description: Tree or robust shrub, 3–15 m high; bark dark, fissured.
Leaves flat, simple, linear to broad-linear, 10–45 cm long, mostly 2–10 mm wide, lower surface longitudinally ridged, subsericeous.
Inflorescences 0–12 branched, branches cylindrical, 5–14 cm long; receptacle slightly oblique. Perianth white to yellow-green, silky to pubescent outside, pilose inside opposite the ovary. Gynoecium 6–10 mm long, stipitate, glabrous, pollen presenter an erect cone.
Flowering: mainly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland, shrubland or Triodia communities, on red sand (sometimes on dunes) or black soils or clays; west from Dubbo and Terry Hie Hie.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)
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