Grevillea althoferorum Olde & Marriott
Nuytsia 9:295-298 (1993)
Thursday 3 August 1995
Compact, rounded, lignotuberous shrub, 0.25-0.5 m high. Fl. yellow-cream, Sep to Nov. Grey sand with gravel.
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.
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)