Grevillea vestita (Endl.) Meisn. subsp. vestita

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 17 August 1995

Erect, spreading, prickly shrub, 0.5-3 m high. Fl. white-cream/pink, Jan to Feb or Apr or Jun to Nov. Sandy soils over granite or limestone.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Carnamah, Chittering, Collie, Cottesloe, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Gingin, Goomalling, Kwinana, Mundaring, Murray, Narrogin, Nedlands, Northam, Perth, Pingelly, Rockingham, Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo, West Arthur, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Nicholas S. Lander, Tuesday 8 April 2008

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 2–4 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 10–55 mm long overall. Leaf blade dissected, tripartite; shallowly divided; not further divided. Leaf lobes 2–20 mm long, 1.5–8 mm wide. Margins flat. Hairs straight.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, or terminal; a raceme. Flowers white or cream, regular. Pedicel 8–10 mm long. Perianth 3–5 mm long, glabrous, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 4–6 mm long, stipitate; stipe 2–3 mm long. Styles glabrous, white or cream. Pollen presenter conical.

Fruit features. Fruit smooth, oblong or ellipsoidal, glabrous, 8–10 mm long.

Flowering Time. June, or July, or August, or September, or October (flowers nearly all year round).

Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or low trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland, or low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in rocky or stony soil, or sand, or loam; occupying semi-swamp.

Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): South-west; IBRA Bioregions SW: GS, SWA, AW, and JF. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.

Comments.

Subsp. isopogoides: Leaf margins revolute enclosing leaf undersurface.

subspecies vestita: Leaf margins flat exposing leaf undersurface.

Etymology. vestita subsp. vestita (L): v. clothed, covered, as with hairs.

Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)