Grevillea eryngioides Benth. Curly Grevillea
Fl.Austral. 5:425, 476-477 (1870)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 8 August 1995

Suckering, glaucous shrub, (0.2-)0.5-1.5(-2.5) m high. Fl. pink-red/brown/purple & yellow & green, Jun or Sep to Nov. Sand or sandy clay over laterite, often with gravel. Flats.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Dalwallinu, Dumbleyung, Dundas, Esperance, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Moora, Mount Marshall, Narembeen, Perenjori, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Westonia, Wickepin, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 14 September 2019

Shrubs, 0.5-2 m high; branchlets glabrous, with a glaucous bloom. Leaves alternate, 90-140 mm mm long, glabrous; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib; lobes 10-50 mm long, 15-20 mm wide, the margins flat. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, yellow or purple; pedicels 1.5-3 mm long. Perianth 4-6 mm long; tepals fused (at least at base) after flower opens, hairy, simple-hairy; ovary glabrous, stipitate, the stipe 2-2.5 mm long; pistil 8-10 mm long, yellow or purple, pollen presenter lateral, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, viscid, dehiscent, 14-21 mm long. Flowers in January, September, October or November. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).