Narrow curved-leaf Grevillea  |  

Grevillea curviloba subsp. incurva

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The narrow curved-leaf grevillea grows as a vigorous, sprawling shrub to 2.5 m high and wide, with greyish-green leaves. The leaves are 1.8Ð5.2 cm long with 3Ð5 strongly incurved, weakly pungent, narrowly-linear lobes, 7Ð20 mm long. Inflorescences occur on short stalks and are 1Ð3 cm long by 3 cm wide. They usually occur in the leaf axils. Individual creamy white flowers are 7Ð10 mm long and 0.5 mm across. Flowering occurs SeptemberÐOctober. This subspecies differs from G. curviloba subsp. curviloba in having prominently incurved, narrowly linear leaf lobes, 0.8Ð1.2 mm wide (Brown et al., 1998; Olde & Marriott 1995).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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

    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.