Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - August
|Common name ||rhyolite grevillea, Deua grevillea|
|Scientific name ||Grevillea rhyolitica subspecies rhyolitica Makinson|
|Family ||Proteaceae |
|Etymology || |
Genus: After Charles Francis Greville, 1749-1809, co-founder of the Horticultural Society, London, later the Royal Horticultural Society.
Species: Refers to the habitat of the plant on rock outcrops of rhyolite.
|Distribution ||This subspecies has only been found near the south coast of New South Wales, in Dampier State Forest and Deua National Park, inland from Moruya.|
|Native habitat ||It prefers moist gullies and steep rocky ridges in mountainous areas at 100 to 600 metres above sea level.|
|Description || |
A small to medium, spreading shrub, growing up to 2 m in height with coral red flowers.
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flowering occurs mainly from winter through to summer but flowers may be present at other times of the year.|
Location in Garden
In Bed 104 in the Big Idea Garden, and in Beds 155, 158 and 164 in the Banksia Garden.
Rhyolite is a volcanic rock (known as ‘streaming rock’ because of the flow bands) which has a high silica content and includes pumice and obsidian.
This species was previously considered part of the Grevillea victoriae complex.
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