Samiksha Jaiswal

Grevillea leucoclada

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Proteaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Proteales
Genus  Grevillea
Grevillea leucoclada

Grevillea leucoclada is a shrub of the genus Grevillea native to a small area on the west coast in the Mid West region of Western Australia.

The spreading intricate shrub typically grows to a height of 1 to 2 metres (3.3 to 6.6 ft) and has glaucous branchlets. It has dissected, tripartite leaves that are deeply divided to midvein. The leaves have a blade that is 60 to 140 millimetres (2.4 to 5.5 in) long. It blooms between August and December and produces an axillary or terminal raceme irregular inflorescence with white flowers with white styles. Later it forms rugose, oblong or ellipsoidal, glabrous fruit that are 10 to 14 mm (0.4 to 0.6 in) long. The plant regenerates from seed only. It is similar to Grevillea intricata, which can be distinguished by it having non-glaucous branchlets and an erect pollen-presenter.

G. leucoclada is found among medium to low trees in scrubland areas in the lower reaches of the Murchison River and the Geraldton sandplains. It grows in rocky, stony, gravelly or sandy soils in open shrub associations.

The species was first described in by the botanist Donald McGillivray in 1986 in the journal New Names Grevillea.

References

Grevillea leucoclada Wikipedia


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