Grevillea diversifolia Meisn. Variable-leaved Grevillea
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:547 (1845)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 21 September 1999

Erect to spreading shrub, 1-6 m high. Fl. yellow-green/cream & white & red, Apr to Jun or Aug to Dec or Jan. Loam, gravel, lateritic soils. Often along watercourses & low-lying, seasonally wet flats.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Busselton, Capel, Manjimup, Nannup, Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

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, 20–80 mm long overall. Leaf blade 1.5–12 mm wide, dissected or undissected, flat, narrowly linear, tripartite; deeply divided to midvein. Leaf lobes 3–15 mm long, 2–4 mm wide. Margins entire, recurved. Hairs straight.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, or terminal; a raceme. Flowers white or cream, very irregular. Pedicel 3–6 mm long. Perianth 3–5 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 6–8 mm long, stipitate; stipe 0.5–1.5 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, red. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit features. Fruit smooth, ellipsoidal or spheroidal, glabrous, not viscid, 10–13 mm long.

Flowering Time. July, or August, or September, or October (flowers much of the year).

Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or low trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland; in gravelly soil, or sand, or loam; occupying river banks, swampy areas.

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


subsp. diversifolia: Leaf undersurface glabrous or with scattered hairs; entire or divided; simple leaves thin, soft, 6–12 mm widesubsp. subtersericata: Leaf undersurface silky, entire or divided; simple leaves stiff, 1.5–6 mm wide.

Etymology. diversifolia (L): diversus different, unlike + folium leaf (refers to 1. the variant leaf-forms: Grevillea; 2. the difference between the old and young leaves, but this a characteristic of the genus: Eucalyptus). Leaf blades sometimes dimorphic.

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