Common name: Pink Spider Flower, Silky Grevillea
Grevillea sericea subsp. riparia (R.Br.) Olde & Marriott APNI*
Synonyms: Grevillea riparia R.Br. APNI*
Description: Shrub 0.5–2 m tall. Branchlets angular and ridged, subsericeous.
Leaves very narrowly elliptic to linear, (4-) 6–12 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, crowded.
Some or all conflorescences enclosed within the foliage. Flower colour: perianth and style deep purplish pink.
Flowering: Flowers August–November
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in N.S.W. west of Sydney mainly along the foot of the Blue Mtns escarpment, restricted to the banks of the lower Grose R., Colo R. and Glenbrook Ck, possibly also Erskine Ck.
Grows in open riparian associations, often in close association with Acacia binervia, in flood zone beside permanent streams in deep alluvial sandy loam soils.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Text by R.O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (Fl. Australia)
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