Grevillea candelabroides C.A.Gardner
J.Roy.Soc.Western Australia 47:56 (1964)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 7 August 1995

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 1.2-4 m high. Fl. cream-white, Apr or Aug to Dec or Jan. White or yellow sand, sandy clay.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Tallering.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Mingenew, Northampton, Shark Bay, Three Springs.

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

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1–5 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 120–200 mm long overall. Leaf blade dissected, subpinnatisect, not further divided. Leaf lobes 50–160 mm long, 0.8–1 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 terminal; a raceme. Flowers white or cream, very irregular. Pedicel 4–6 mm long. Perianth 6–8 mm long, glabrous, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 11–14 mm long, stipitate; stipe 2–3 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, white or cream. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit features. Fruit smooth, ovoid, glabrous, viscid (when immature), 13–15 mm long.

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

Habitat. Amongst low trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland; in sand; occupying heathlands, sandplains.

Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): Eremaean and South-west; IBRA Bioregions ER: GSD and YAL; IBRA Bioregions SW: GS and AW. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.

Etymology. candelabroides (L): candelabrum candlestick, chandelier + oides - like (refers to the parallel arrangement of the white flower-spikes, like the candle in a branched candlestick; Grevillea).

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