Grevillea althoferorum Olde & Marriott
Nuytsia 9:295-298 (1993)

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Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 3 August 1995

Compact, rounded, lignotuberous shrub, 0.25-0.5 m high. Fl. yellow-cream, Sep to Nov. Grey sand with gravel.

Photo of Grevillea althoferorum Olde & Marriott

 

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Chittering.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Nicholas S. Lander, Tuesday 8 April 2008

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.3–0.5 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 45–80 mm long overall. Leaf blade dissected, subpinnatisect, bipinnatisect. Leaf lobes 5–15 mm long, 2–6 mm wide. Margins flat. Hairs straight.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence terminal; a raceme. Flowers cream or yellow, regular. Pedicel 3–4 mm long. Perianth 5–6 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 6–6.5 mm long, sessile. Ovary hairy. Styles glabrous, cream or yellow. Pollen presenter conical.

Fruit features. Fruit 10 mm wide.

Flowering Time. September, or October.

Habitat. Amongst low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in gravelly soil, or sand, or loam; occupying heathlands.

Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): South-west; IBRA Bioregions SW: GS and SWA. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.

Etymology. althoferorum: Peter Mcdowell Althofer; naturalist and former curator of Burrendong Arboretum, near Wellington, N.S.W. and his wife Hazel J. OAM, who was head propagator of the Arboretum.

Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)