The split-leaved grevillea is a compact rounded shrub with trailing stems up to 3 m long, and angular branchlets covered with very fine, long, soft hairs. Its leaves are 3-7.5 cm long and 1-5 cm wide. They have twice-divided lobes, and are broadly triangular with recurved sharp points. The terminal inflorescence is 2 to 5 cm long and erect. The cream flowers (floral whorl and style), which appear from August to October, are regular (not one-sided), and the buds are covered in pinkish-brown hairs. The grooved, oblong fruit is 12-15 mm long and 3-4 mm wide (Stack & English 2003).
Grevillea althoferorum |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Grevillea althoferorum
They also exacerbate grazing pressure and increase the fire hazard due to the easy ignition of high flammability fuels; which are produced annually by many grass weed species.
Fire Fire potential future Too frequent fires may affect the viability of frequency populations; as split leaved grevillea resprouts after fire.