Grevillea candicans C.A.Gardner
J.Roy.Soc.Western Australia 27:170 (1942)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 7 August 1995

Bushy, non-lignotuberous shrub, 1-5 m high. Fl. white/cream-white, Aug to Oct. Deep yellow sand. Sandplains.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Edel, Geraldton Hills.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chapman Valley, Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Northampton.

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, 90–120 mm long overall. Leaf blade dissected, subpinnatisect, not further divided. Leaf lobes 40–150 mm long, 1–2 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 white or cream, very irregular. Pedicel 3–4 mm long. Perianth 8–12 mm long, glabrous or simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 25–30 mm long, stipitate; stipe 3–4 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, white or yellow. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit features. Fruit tuberculate, globose, glabrous, not viscid, 18–25 mm long.

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

Habitat. Amongst medium trees; in sand; occupying shrublands, woodlands.

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

Etymology. candicans (L): c. becoming white or whitish.

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