Skip to main content

Grevillea preissii Meisn.

Lehm., Pl.Preiss. [J.G.C.Lehmann] 1:543 (1845)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 0.15-1.7 m high. Fl. red, Jun to Sep. White, grey or yellow sand, sandy clay, limestone. Ridges & outcrops, seasonally wet areas.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 September 1999

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 20-45 mm long, hairy, on the adaxial or abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib; lobes 5-20 mm long, 0.5-1 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, orange or red; pedicels 2-3 mm long. Perianth 6-9 mm long; tepals all free after flower opens, hairy, simple-hairy; ovary glabrous, stipitate, the stipe 3-4 mm long; pistil 20-24 mm long, orange or red, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, not viscid, dehiscent, 15 mm long. Flowers in May, June, July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Cambridge, Canning, Cockburn, Coorow, Cottesloe, Dandaragan, Fremantle, Gingin, Joondalup, Kalamunda, Kwinana, Mandurah, Mosman Park, Perth, Rockingham, Stirling, Wanneroo, Waroona.