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Grevillea excelsior Diels
Flame Grevillea

Bot.Jahrb.Syst. 35:151 (1904)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Small, non-lignotuberous tree or shrub, (0.5-)1-8 m high. Fl. yellow-orange, Jan or Jul to Dec. Yellow sand, gravel. Sandplains.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 March 2007

Scientific Description

Trees, 3-7 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 100-230 mm long, hairy or glabrous, on the adaxial or abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib; lobes 150-200 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, the margins revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming a groove either side of the midvein. Inflorescences terminal, white or orange; pedicels 2-4 mm long. Perianth 8-12 mm long; tepals some joined and some free after flower opens, hairy, simple-hairy; ovary hairy, sessile; pistil 22-27 mm long, orange, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, not viscid, dehiscent, 15-22 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October or November. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Murchison (MUR), Coolgardie (COO), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Mallee, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Merredin, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Dundas, Esperance, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Mingenew, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Northam, Northampton, Perenjori, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Tammin, Trayning, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.