Grevillea leucopteris Meisn. White Plume Grevillea
Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:76-77 (1855)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Mixed (Native in Part of Range, Naturalised Elsewhere)
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 10 August 1995

Spreading, bushy shrub, 1-4(-5) m high. Fl. cream-white/cream-yellow, Jul or Sep to Oct or Dec. Grey, yellow or brown sand, sandy clay. Lateritic ridges, plains.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Dandaragan Plateau, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chapman Valley, Cockburn, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Northampton, Wanneroo.

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

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 2–4 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 120–350 mm long overall. Leaf blade dissected, subpinnatisect, not further divided. Leaf lobes 100–200 mm long, 1.5–6 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 4–10 mm long. Perianth 5–7 mm long, glabrous, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 25–30 mm long, stipitate; stipe 4–7 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, white or cream. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit features. Fruit smooth, ellipsoidal, glabrous, not viscid, 20–24 mm long.

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

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

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

Etymology. leucopteris (Gk): leucos white + pteron feather, wing (common name- white plume grevillea: Grevillea).

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