Grevillea acrobotrya Meisn.
Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:74-75 (1855)
Thursday 3 August 1995
Spreading to erect, prickly shrub, 0.6-2 m high. Fl. white-cream-yellow, Jan to Feb or Jun to Nov. White or grey sand, sandy gravel.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dandaragan.
Chris Hollister and Nicholas S. Lander,
Tuesday 8 April 2008
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.6–2 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 10–30 mm long overall. Leaf blade 12–30 mm wide, dissected or undissected, flat, cuneate, tripartite; deeply divided to midvein; not further divided. Leaf lobes 7–15 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide. Margins prickly, recurved. Hairs straight.
Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, or terminal; a raceme. Flowers white or cream, regular. Pedicel 5–7 mm long. Perianth 3–4 mm long, glabrous, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 3–4 mm long, stipitate; stipe 1–2 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, white. Pollen presenter cylindrical.
Fruit features. Fruit smooth, oblong, glabrous, not viscid, 8–11 mm long, 6–8 mm wide.
Flowering Time. Much of the year.
Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or low trees; in gravelly soil, or sand; 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. acrobotrya (Gk): acros - at the end + botryus (Gk): bunch of grapes, bot. raceme. Leaf blades dimorphic.
Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)