Grevillea striata R.Br. Beefwood
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:177 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 17 August 1995

Tree or shrub, 3-12(-15) m high. Fl. white-cream/yellow-green, Jul or Oct to Dec or Jan or Mar. Red sand, loam, clay. Near watercourses, plains.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Central Kimberley, Central Ranges, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Great Sandy Desert, Murchison, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Tanami, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Carnegie, Eastern Murchison, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Hamersley, Hart, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, McLarty, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, Tanami P1, Victoria Bonaparte P1, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Meekatharra, Murchison, Ngaanyatjarraku, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Habit and leaf form. Trees, 9–30 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 100–350 mm long overall. Leaf blade 2–15 mm wide, undissected, flat, linear. Margins entire, flat. Hairs straight.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, or terminal; a raceme. Flowers green or cream, very irregular. Pedicel 1–2 mm long. Perianth 3–4.5 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 6–10 mm long, stipitate; stipe 1–2 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, white or cream. Pollen presenter conical.

Fruit features. Fruit granulose, oblong or ellipsoidal, glabrous, 13–21 mm long.

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

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

Distribution. Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): Eremaean and Northern; IBRA Bioregions ER: GSD, TAN, PIL, CAR, GAS, CR, and MUR; IBRA Bioregions N: VB, DL, and OVP.

Etymology. striata (L): s. furrowed, striped, bot. striate, with fine lines or gooves.

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