Grevillea beardiana McGill. Red Combs
New Names Grevillea (Proteaceae) 2 (1986)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 4 August 1995

Shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. red, Sep to Dec or Jan to Feb. White, yellow or brown sand, gravel, sandy loam.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Dundas, Esperance, Kent, Kulin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 10 November 2018

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 10-55 mm mm long, 1-2 mm mm wide, hairy, on the abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming a groove either side of the midvein. Inflorescences terminal, orange or red; pedicels 1.5-3 mm long. Perianth 7-9 mm long; tepals all free after flower opens, hairy, simple-hairy; ovary hairy, stipitate, the stipe 2-5 mm long; pistil 25-30 mm long, orange or red, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, not viscid, dehiscent, 7-11 mm long. Flowers in September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).