Grevillea eriobotrya F.Muell. Woolly Cluster Grevillea
Fragm. 10:44 (1876)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 8 August 1995

Erect shrub, 1.5-4 m high. Fl. white/cream, Sep to Oct or Dec. Yellow sand, sandy clay.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Southern Cross, Tallering.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Greater Geraldton, Koorda, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Nungarin, Trayning, Westonia, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.

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

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1.5–4 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 70–140 mm long overall. Leaf blade 1–1.5 mm wide, dissected or undissected, flat, linear, tripartite; deeply divided to midvein; not further divided or biternate. Leaf lobes 80–300 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide. Margins entire, 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 2–3 mm long. Perianth 3–5 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 8–11 mm long, stipitate; stipe 0.5–1 mm long. Ovary hairy. Styles hairy, white or cream. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit features. Fruit ellipsoidal or globose, simple hairy, not viscid, 20–23 mm long.

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

Habitat. Amongst tall trees, or medium trees; in sand; occupying sandy rise.

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

Etymology. eriobotrya (Gk): erion wool + botrys bunch of grapes, bot. raceme.

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