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Grevillea triternata R.Br.
Family Proteaceae
Grevillea triternata R.Br. APNI*

Description: Shrub 0.2–1 m high.

Leaves 3–10 cm long, divided, often with secondary or rarely tertiary divisions, primary lobes 3–9, mostly 3–5-lobed, rarely secondary lobes again 3-lobed; ultimate lobes pungent, linear to narrow-triangular, 0.5–5 cm long, 0.8–3.5 mm wide; margins revolute, sometimes concealing the silky lower surface.

Inflorescences cylindrical, 1.0–2.8 cm long. Perianth white, cream or pale green, subsericeous outside, glabrous inside. Gynoecium 3.8–5.8 mm long; ovary densely hairy; style white, cream or pale green, glabrous, pollen presenter erect to oblique.

Follicle hairy with reddish brown stripes or blotches.


Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Fruit
Photo D. Hardin

Flowering: winter to spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, but patchy, in dry sclerophyll forest, sandy soils on conglomerate, granite, or sandstone; from West Dapto on the coast inland to the Warrumbungle Mtns, and Gibraltar Ra. south to Berrima.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS
AVH map***

Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (2000)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***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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