Grevillea pythara Olde & Marriott
Nuytsia 9:293-294,Fig.19 (1993)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 15 August 1995

Suckering shrub, 0.06-0.3 m high. Fl. orange & red & blue, May to Oct (possibly all year). Sand or sandy loam with gravel.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dalwallinu.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Friday 20 July 2018

Shrubs, 0.30 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 7-16 mm mm long, 1.5-4 mm mm wide, hairy, on the adaxial or abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, widest around the middle or clearly widest above the middle, entire, the margins recurved or revolute, exposing the lower surface of the leaf blade. Inflorescences terminal, red; pedicels 5-7 mm long. Perianth 10-15 mm long; tepals some joined and some free after flower opens, hairy, simple-hairy; ovary hairy, stipitate, the stipe 6-7 mm long; pistil 18-20 mm long, red, pollen presenter lateral, style hairy. Follicles glabrous, not viscid, dehiscent, NaN mm (?) long. Flowers in May, June, July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Declared Rare (R).