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Grevillea pilulifera

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Proteaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Proteales
Genus  Grevillea
Grevillea pilulifera
Similar  Grevillea pilosa, Grevillea levis, Grevillea ripicola, Grevillea leptopoda, Grevillea oxyantha

Grevillea pilulifera, commonly known as the Woolly-flowered grevillea, is a shrub of the genus Grevillea native to an area in the Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia.

The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 1 metre (1.0 to 3.3 ft) and has non-glaucous branchlets.

G. pilulifera has simple flat narrowly elliptic undissected leaves with a blade that is 3 to 50 millimetres (0.12 to 1.97 in) in length and 0.5 to 10 mm (0.02 to 0.39 in) wide. It blooms between April and December and produces a terminal raceme irregular inflorescence with white or cream flowers. Later it forms an smooth oblong or ellipsoidal hairy fruit that is 8 to 13 mm (0.3 to 0.5 in).

The shrub moslty regenerates from seed but in some populations by lignotuber.

If is found among medium to low sized trees in scrubland or heathland and will grow in loamy, sandy or gravelly soils. Found as far north as Badgingarra to Busselton in the south it is commonly found on the Darling Range.

References

Grevillea pilulifera Wikipedia


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