Grevillea coccinea Meisn. subsp. coccinea

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 7 August 1995

Spreading, mid-dense, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-2.5 m high. Fl. white & cream & green & red/yellow, Jan or Mar to Dec. Grey or white sand, sandy clay, granitic or lateritic loam.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Esperance, Jerramungup, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.

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

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1–3 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 30–95 mm long overall. Leaf blade 1–4 mm wide, undissected, flat, linear. Margins entire, revolute. Hairs straight.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence terminal; a raceme. Flowers green or cream or red, regular. Pedicel 1–2 mm long. Perianth 10–11 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes free and joined (united to form a tube, split on one side). Stamens 4. Pistil 13–20 mm long, stipitate; stipe 0.5–1 mm long. Ovary hairy. Styles glabrous, red. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit features. Fruit ribbed or ridged, ovoid, simple hairy, red-brown, not viscid, 10.5–16 mm long.

Flowering Time. July, or August, or September, or October, or November, or December.

Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland; in gravelly soil, or sand, or loam; occupying heathlands.

Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): South-west; IBRA Bioregions SW: MAL and ESP. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.


subsp. coccinea: Perianth 1–2 mm wide, sericeous to shortly tomentose outside; torus 1–1.5 mm across

subsp. lanata: Perianth 3–3.5 mm wide, subvillous to sublanate outside; torus 1.6 mm across.

Etymology. coccinea subsp. coccinea (L): a. scarlet.

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