Grevillea quercifolia R.Br. Oak-leaf Grevillea
Prodr. Suppl. 23 (1830)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 15 August 1995

Straggly to sprawling, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-0.7 m high. Fl. pink/red/purple, Jul to Dec. Sand, loam, often with gravel, laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Cranbrook, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams.

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

Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.3–0.6 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 35–200 mm long overall. Leaf blade 10–45 mm wide, undissected, flat, oblong. Margins prickly, flat. Hairs straight.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, or terminal; a raceme. Flowers pink or purple, very irregular. Pedicel 4–6 mm long. Perianth 4–6 mm long, glabrous, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 7–10 mm long, stipitate; stipe 2–3 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, pink. Pollen presenter lateral.

Fruit features. Fruit pitted, ellipsoidal or ovoid, 18–20 mm long.

Flowering Time. September, or October, or November.

Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland, or low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in gravelly soil, or loam, or clay; occupying laterite plain.

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

Etymology. quercifolia (L): quercus oak + folium leaf.

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