Grevillea pilulifera (Lindl.) Druce Woolly-flowered Grevillea
Rep.Bot.Exch.Club Brit.Isles 4:625 (1917)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 21 September 1999

Much-branched, erect or spreading shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. white, Apr to Dec (mainly Jul-Oct). Lateritic or granitic gravels. Hillsides, ridges.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Belmont, Beverley, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bunbury, Capel, Carnamah, Chittering, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Dumbleyung, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Gosnells, Harvey, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kent, Kojonup, Moora, Mundaring, Murray, Narrogin, Northam, Perth, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Quairading, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Tammin, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, Woodanilling, York.

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

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.5–1 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 3–50 mm long overall. Leaf blade 1–10 mm wide, undissected, flat, narrowly elliptic. Margins entire, revolute or recurved. Hairs straight.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, or terminal; a raceme. Flowers white or cream, very irregular. Pedicel 6–12 mm long. Perianth 3–4 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 4.5–7 mm long, stipitate; stipe 0.5–1 mm long. Ovary hairy. Styles hairy, white or yellow. Pollen presenter lateral.

Fruit features. Fruit oblong or ellipsoidal, simple hairy, 8–13 mm long.

Flowering Time. April, or May, or June, or July, or August, or September, or October, or November, or December.

Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or low trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland, or low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in rocky or stony soil, or gravelly soil, or sand, or loam; occupying heathlands.

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

Etymology. pilulifera (L): pilula a little ball + fero to bear. (refers to 1. the very small flower-heads; 2 the very numerous axillary head's: Grevillea).

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