Grevillea thelemanniana Endl. Spider Net Grevillea
Endl. & Fenzl, Nov.Stirp.Dec. 1:6 (1839)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 17 August 1995

Spreading, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. pink-red, May to Nov. Sand, sandy clay. Winter-wet low-lying flats.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Canning, Gosnells, Mandurah.

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, 10–30 mm long overall. Leaf blade 1–1.5 mm wide, dissected, flat, elliptic, tripartite (sometimes subpinnatisect or pinnatifid); shallowly divided; not further divided. Leaf lobes 2–8 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide. Margins recurved, exposing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming two grooves with the midvein. Hairs straight.

Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence terminal; a raceme. Flowers red or pink, very irregular. Pedicel 3–4 mm long. Perianth 7–9 mm long, glabrous, 4 -partite; lobes free and joined. Stamens 4. Pistil 18–22 mm long, stipitate; stipe 2.5–4 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, red. Pollen presenter oblique.

Fruit features. Fruit ribbed or ridged or wrinkled, oblong or ellipsoidal, glabrous, 12–13 mm long.

Flowering Time. July, or August, or September, or October.

Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or low trees; in sand, or clay; occupying swamps, heathlands.

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

Etymology. thelemanniana: allusion not traced, not stated by the author: Grevillea.

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