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Grevillea curviloba

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Proteaceae
Scientific name  Grevillea curviloba
Order  Proteales
Genus  Grevillea
Rank  Species
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Similar  Grevillea flexuosa, Grevillea involucrata, Grevillea intricata, Grevillea bedggoodiana, Grevillea acanthifolia

Grevillea curviloba is a prostrate to erect shrub which is endemic to Perth, Western Australia.

Contents

It grows up to 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) in height by 3–4.6 metres (9.8–15.1 ft) in width.

The plant has white or cream flowers which occur from late winter to mid spring (August to October in Australia).

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Taxonomy

Grevillea curviloba Grevillea curviloba Curved Leaf Grevillea at Isaacs ACT

Grevillea curviloba was first formally described as a variety of Grevillea vestita - G. vestita var. angustifolia by Swiss botanist Carl Meissner in 1845 . In 1986 Australian botanical taxonomist Donald McGillivray promoted the variety to species status, giving it the name Grevillea curviloba.

Subspecies

There are two recognised subspecies:

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  • Grevillea curviloba McGill. subsp. curviloba
  • Grevillea curviloba subsp. incurva Olde & Marriott - this variety has been in cultivation for many years and was known by the misapplied names Grevillea biternata and Grevillea tridentifera.
  • Conservation status

    Grevillea curviloba subsp. incurva is declared rare under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950.

    Cultivation

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    Grevillea curviloba is cultivated as an ornamental plant by plant nurseries, for use in gardens and drought tolerant landscaping. It is grown as a shrub with erect forms, or maintained as a 2 feet (0.61 m) by 15 feet (4.6 m) groundcover with prostrate forms.

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    References

    Grevillea curviloba Wikipedia


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