Grevillea preissii Meisn. subsp. preissii

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 14 August 1995

Spreading shrub, 0.2-1.7 m high, up to 2 m wide. Fl. red, Jun or Aug to Sep. Yellow sand, limestone soils, sandy clay. Coastal limestone, seasonally wet areas.

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

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.2–1.5 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 20–45 mm long overall. Leaf blade dissected, subpinnatisect, not further divided. Leaf lobes 5–20 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide. Margins revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming two grooves with the midvein. Hairs straight.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, or terminal; a raceme. Flowers orange or red, very irregular. Pedicel 2–3 mm long. Perianth 6–9 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 20–24 mm long, stipitate; stipe 3–4 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, orange or red. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit features. Fruit ribbed or ridged, oblong, glabrous, 15 mm long.

Flowering Time. May, or June, or July, or August, or September, or October.

Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or low trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland; in rocky or stony soil; occupying heathlands.

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

Comments.

subsp. preissii: Perianth hairy; leaves and branchlets not villous

subsp. glabrilimba: Perianth glabrous; leaves and branchlets villous.

Etymology. preissi ssp. preissii: The specific epithet honours J.A.Ludwig Preiss (1811–1883), one of the best of the early collectors of Australian plants.

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