Curved-leaf Grevillea  |  

Grevillea curviloba subsp. curviloba

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The curved-leaf grevillea is extremely variable in form. It can occur as a prostrate shrub with
broad dark green leaves, or a tall erect shrub to 2 m tall with greyish green leaves (English &
Phillimore 2000).The curved-leaf grevillea leaves are 1.5Ð5 cm long with mostly oval, wedge-shaped lobes cut about half way to the mid rib. The inflorescences are 1Ð3 cm long and 3 cm wide. The flowers occur on short stalks, usually in the leaf axils, and appear September to October. The creamywhite individual flowers are 7Ð10 mm long by 0.5 mm across. The fruits are 10Ð13 mm long and 6Ð9 mm wide with a wrinkled surface. The shiny seed is 7Ð9 mm long by 3Ð3.5 mm wide (Brown et al., 1998; Olde & Marriott 1995).
The curved-leaf grevillea differs from the narrow curved-leaf grevillea (G. curviloba subsp.
incurva) in having broader, slightly cupped primary leaf lobes that are generally more than
1.5 mm wide, rather than leaf lobes that are narrow and prominently incurved (Brown et al.,

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Grevillea curviloba subsp. curviloba

    They also exacerbate grazing pressure and increase the fire hazard due to the easy ignition of high fuel loads; which are produced annually by many grass weed species.

    Fire Fire potential future Fire may affect the viability of all populations; as frequency seeds of curved leaf grevillea probably germinate following fire.