Grevillea maxwellii, Family Proteaceae, also known as MaxwellÕs Grevillea, is a prostrate to spreading shrub 0.3Ð1.2 m high, to 1.5 m across, with pinkish-orange to pink-red flowers, becoming redder with age (Olde & Marriott, 1995; Robinson & Coates, 1995; Makinson, 2000). Leaves are up to 7.5 cm long and have 3Ð6 lobes, each divided into three smaller lobes (Brown et al., 1998). Fruits are about 10 mm long, with woolly and glandular hairs (Makinson, 2000).
Maxwell's Grevillea |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Grevillea maxwellii
Weeds compete with this species; increase grazing pressure; and increase fire hazard due to the easy ignition of high fuel loads. (Phillimore et al.; 2001).
Drought reduces flowering; seed set; population recruitment; and increases mortality (Phillmore et al.; 2001).