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Grevillea robusta

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Family: ProteaceaeView Description 

Habit: [(Herb, subshrub) shrub] tree; evergreen. Leaf: alternate [opposite, whorled], [simple, entire to] pinnately divided or compound; stipules 0. Inflorescence: raceme [spike, head, umbel, flowers 1]. Flower: bisexual [unisexual], bilateral [radial]; sepals 4, petal-like, fused at base; petals 0; stamens generally 4, filaments fused to sepals [free]; pistil 1; ovary superior, chamber 1, ovules 1--2[many], at tip or marginal, style 1, stigma 1. Fruit: follicle [achene, drupe, nut].
Genera In Family: 75 genera, 1050 species: Australia, southern Africa, South America.
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: GrevilleaView Description 

Flower: calyx tube divided down 1 side, lobes curled to other side; style in bud strongly curved, in flower to +- straight, exserted.
Species In Genus: 360 species: Australia. Etymology: (Charles Francis Greville, 1749--1809, British plant collector, horticulturist, a founder of what is now the Royal Horticultural Society)

Grevillea robusta A. Cunn. ex R. Br.
Habit: Plant <= 30 m. Leaf: petioled, 15--40 cm, ovate to elliptic, compound or divided with pinnately divided leaflets, adaxially green, abaxially appressed-silvery-hairy. Inflorescence: 5--15 cm, appearing 1-sided; pedicels spreading, turned up, orange. Flower: calyx +- 10 mm, tube yellow or orange with +- red-brown center, lobes narrowly spoon-shaped, yellow; style 20--25 mm. Fruit: narrowed to stalk-like base, body 12--20 mm, style persistent; seeds 1--2, flat, winged.
Ecology: Escaped from cultivation, brush-covered hillsides, canyons; Elevation: < 450 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SCoRO, SCo, PR; Distribution Outside California: native to eastern Australia. Flowering Time: Mar--May
Unabridged Note: Wood used for furniture, fencing, especially in past.
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil
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Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil 2016. Grevillea robusta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 29, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 29, 2016.

Grevillea robusta
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Grevillea robusta
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Grevillea robusta
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© 2009 Neal Kramer

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Geographic subdivisions for Grevillea robusta:
s SCoRO, SCo, PR;
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