Grevillea nudiflora Meisn.
A.DC., Prodr. 14:366 (1856)
Thursday 10 August 1995
Spreading, bushy shrub, 0.2-1.8 m high, inflorescences prostrate. Fl. red & yellow, Jan to Mar or May to Dec (mainly Jul-Nov). Sandy to loamy soils over laterite, quartzite, shale.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Esperance, Jerramungup, Kent, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.
Chris Hollister and Nicholas S. Lander,
Tuesday 8 April 2008
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.2–1.8 m high (prostrate). Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 40–105 mm long overall. Leaf blade 1–4 mm wide, undissected, flat, linear, rarely bifid. Margins entire, revolute, exposing the lower surface of the leaf blade or enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming two grooves with the midvein. Hairs straight.
Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence terminal; a raceme. Flowers yellow or red or pink, very irregular. Pedicel 5–8 mm long. Perianth 7–10 mm long, glandular-hairy or simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 18–22 mm long, stipitate; stipe 1.5–2.5 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, red. Pollen presenter lateral, or oblique.
Fruit features. Fruit ribbed or ridged or granulose, ellipsoidal or ovoid, glabrous, 10–18 mm long.
Flowering Time. July, or August, or September, or October, or November.
Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or low trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland, or low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in rocky or stony soil, or loam; occupying mallee heathlands, heathlands.
Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): South-west; IBRA Bioregions SW: JF, MAL, and ESP. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.
Etymology. nudiflora (L): nudus naked, bare + flos, floris flower.
Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)