Grevillea stenobotrya F.Muell.
Fragm. 9:3 (1875)
Thursday 17 August 1995
Erect or spreading shrub or tree, (1-)2-4(-6) m high. Fl. cream-white/yellow, Apr to Nov. Red sand. Sand dunes.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.
IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Nullarbor, Pilbara, Tanami, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Cape Range, Carnegie, Central, Central band, Nullarbor Plain, Chichester, Dune Field, Eastern Murchison, Eastern, Maralinga, Edel, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, McLarty, Northern band, Carlisle, Pindanland, Roebourne, Rudall, Shield, Tanami P1, Trainor, Western Murchison, Wooramel.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Carnarvon, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Halls Creek, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Murchison, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northampton, Shark Bay, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna.
Chris Hollister and Nicholas S. Lander,
Tuesday 8 April 2008
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 2–7 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 60–280 mm long overall. Leaf blade 0.5–2.5 mm wide, dissected or undissected, flat, linear, subpinnatisect, not further divided. Leaf lobes 60–120 mm long, 1–2 mm wide. Margins entire, revolute, 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 green or white or cream, very irregular. Pedicel 2–5 mm long. Perianth 3–6 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 6–10 mm long, stipitate; stipe 0.5–1.5 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, white. Pollen presenter oblique (sometimes almost lateral).
Fruit features. Fruit viscid when young, oblong or ellipsoidal, glabrous, 13–16 mm long.
Flowering Time. May, or June, or July, or August, or September, or October, or November, or December.
Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or low trees; in sand; occupying sandhills.
Distribution. Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): Northern, Eremaean, South-west; IBRA Bioregions ER: GSD, TAN, PIL, CAR, GAS, LSD, GD, CR, MUR, GVD, and NUL; IBRA Bioregions N: DL; IBRA Bioregions SW: GS.
Etymology. stenobotrya (Gk): stenos narrow + botrys bunch of grapes, bot. raceme.
Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)