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Grevillea pteridifolia Knight
Silky Grevillea

Cult.Prot. 121 (1809)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Tree or shrub, 4-10(-18) m high. Fl. orange, Apr to Jul or Dec. Yellow sand, sandstone.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 15 August 1995

Scientific Description

Trees or Shrubs, 2-15 m high; branchlets hairy, with a glaucous bloom or not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 250-450 mm long, hairy, on the abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib; lobes 150-250 mm long, 1-10 mm wide, the margins revolute, exposing the lower surface of the leaf blade or enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming a groove either side of the midvein. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, green, white, orange or grey; pedicels 4-7 mm long. Perianth 7-10 mm long; tepals all free after flower opens, hairy, simple-hairy; ovary hairy, sessile; pistil 25-30 mm long, yellow or orange, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, not viscid, dehiscent, 14-21 mm long. Flowers in May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Northern (N) Botanical Province(s), in the Northern Kimberley (NK), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Central Kimberley (CK) or Dampierland (DL) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 19 January 2024


IBRA Regions
Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions
Berkeley, Fitzroy Trough, Keep, Mitchell, Pentecost.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.