Drooping Grevillea  |  

Grevillea floripendula

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Ben Major Grevillea

The Drooping Grevillea is a prostrate to spreading shrub growing up to 1 metre. Leaves are ovate, 20-65 mm long and 15-40 mm wide, usually heavily divided, with 5-9 angular-obovate lobes, each ending in a spine. The upper surface is bright to dull green, smooth or slightly hairy, with short, recurved margins. The lower surface is light green with a sparse covering of curly to wavy hairs. Leaves often have a pungent odour. Flower clusters are terminal, usually pendulous and 30-55 mm long. Flowers in each cluster are often turned to one side, along the main stalk of the flower cluster which is covered with short hairs. Individual flower stems are slender, wiry, and smooth to slightly hairy. Flowers are green to mauve and covered loosely with silky to woolly hairs externally, and mauve, maroon to blackish in colour internally. The pistil is 13.5-16 mm long, pale yellow, green-yellow, or pink to red. The ovary is borne on a stalk and densely covered in soft hairs. The style is hairy at the base, and the pollen presenter at the tip of the pistil is uneven in length. The fruits have longitudinal brown bands and are covered in small silky hairs.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Grevillea floripendula

    Fire Fire potential future Important populations of drooping grevillea tend frequency to occur in largely intact vegetation; where too frequent fires are likely to be the major threat.