Grevillea obtusifolia Meisn.
Obtuse Leaved Grevillea

A.DC., Prodr. 14:356 (1856)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Widely spreading or prostrate, dense shrub, 0.2-2 m high, up to 4 m wide. Fl. red/red-pink, Apr or Aug to Nov. Sand, often damp, sandy clay. Alongside rivers.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 11 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 10-35 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, hairy, on the abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, widest around the middle or more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins flat or recurved. Inflorescences terminal, red or pink; pedicels 5-7 mm long. Perianth 7-11 mm long; tepals some joined and some free after flower opens, glabrous; ovary glabrous, stipitate, the stipe 2-3 mm long; pistil 20-25 mm long, red or pink, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, not viscid, dehiscent, 12-13 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 21 November 2020


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Armadale, Chittering, Gingin, Murray, Perth, Swan, Wanneroo.