Grevillea drummondii


Grevillea drummondii
Drummond's Grevillea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. drummondii
Binomial name
Grevillea drummondii
Meisn.

Grevillea drummondii (Drummond's Grevillea) is a shrub which is endemic to the south west region of Western Australia.

It grows to between 0.2 and 1 metre in height and produces flowers between June and December (early winter to early summer) in its native range. These are cream in bud, ageing to pink or red.[1] The leaves are narrow-elliptic to narrow-obovate and are 1 to 3 cm long and 1.5 to 3 mm wide.[1]

The species was first formally described by botanist Carl Meissner, his description published in Plantae Preissianae in 1845.[2] Grevillea pimeleoides and G. centristigma are closely related and were formerly treated as subspecies.[2] Grevillea drummondii is classified as Priority Four Flora (Rare) under the Wildlife Conservation Act in Western Australia.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Grevillea drummondii". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/online-resources/flora/stddisplay.xsql?pnid=45648. 
  2. ^ a b "Grevillea drummondii". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?TAXON_NAME=GREVILLEA+DRUMMONDII. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Grevillea drummondii ". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia. http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/1994. 



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