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Grevillea beadleana McGill.
Family Proteaceae
Grevillea beadleana McGill. APNI*

Description: Spreading shrub 0.8–2.5 m high.

Leaves 8–17 cm long, 5–11 cm wide, pinnatisect with secondary or sometimes tertiary divisions, rarely a few leaves simple and oblanceolate; primary lobes 9–16, simple to 6-fid; ultimate lobes ± triangular to oblong, 0.5–4 cm long, 2–11 mm wide; lower surface tomentose.

Inflorescences erect, simple, secund, 3.5–5 cm long. Perianth drab, loosely subvillous outside, glabrous inside. Gynoecium 15–18.5 mm long; ovary densely hairy; style pinkish, glabrous, pollen presenter erect to oblique.

Follicle hairy with reddish brown stripes or blotches.

Photo G. Harden

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Photo G. Harden

Flowering: ?autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Found on sheer granite scarps, confined to Guy Fawkes R. catchment and possibly Apsley R. catchment.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
AVH map***

A population at low altitude south-west of Grafton has more sparingly divided leaves and styles pale mauve-pink;it is likely to be recognized as a separate subspecies.

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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