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Grevillea petrophiloides Meisn. subsp. petrophiloides

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

Shrub (with emergent flowering branches), to 3 m high. Fl. pink-red/cream-white, Jan to Dec (peak Aug-Sep). Sand or gravel, laterite, ironstone. Sandplains, hill slopes and summits, road verges.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 6 February 2001

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 2.5-3 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 50-130 mm long, hairy, on the abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib; lobes 20-60 mm long, 0.5-2 mm wide, the margins revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming a groove either side of the midvein. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, red or pink; pedicels 1-3 mm long. Perianth 8-10 mm long; tepals some joined and some free after flower opens, glabrous; ovary hairy or glabrous, stipitate, the stipe 1-2 mm long; pistil 14-18 mm long, white, red or pink, pollen presenter conical, style hairy or glabrous. Follicles glabrous or glandular hairy, viscid, dehiscent, 7-9 mm long. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Carnarvon (CAR), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 26 May 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Koorda, Merredin, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Narembeen, Northampton, Nungarin, Perenjori, Quairading, Tammin, Three Springs, Trayning, Victoria Plains, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem.