Grevillea didymobotrya Meisn.
A.DC., Prodr. 14:386 (1856)
Monday 20 September 1999
Erect shrub, 0.3-5 m high. Fl. green-yellow-cream, Feb to Mar or Jun to Dec. Yellow, red orange-brown sand, gravel. Sandplains.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Great Victoria Desert, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Shield, Southern Cross.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chapman Valley, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kellerberrin, Northampton, Yilgarn.
Chris Hollister and Nicholas S. Lander,
Tuesday 8 April 2008
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1–3 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 10–120 mm long overall. Leaf blade 1–9 mm wide, undissected, subterete or flat, obovate or linear. Margins entire, flat. Hairs straight.
Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence terminal (rarely axillary); a raceme. Flowers cream or yellow, very irregular. Pedicel 1–4 mm long. Perianth 3–4 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 4–6 mm long, stipitate; stipe 0.2–0.5 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, cream or yellow. Pollen presenter conical.
Fruit features. Fruit smooth, obovoid, glabrous, not viscid, 5–8.5 mm long.
Flowering Time. August, or September, or October, or November, or December.
Habitat. Amongst tall (sclerophyll) shrubland, or low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in gravelly soil, or sand.
Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): Eremaean and South-west; IBRA Bioregions ER: CAR, YAL, MUR, GVD, and COO; IBRA Bioregions SW: GS and AW. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.
subsp. didymobotrya: Leaves unifacial, subterete to linear.
subsp. involuta: Leaves dorsiventral, obovate to elliptic.
Etymology. didymobotrya (Gk): didymos double, twin + botrys bunch of grapes, bot. raceme (refers to the paniculate flower clusters Grevillea).
Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)