Seeds of South Australia
Grevillea huegelii (Proteaceae)
Comb Spider-flower
List of species for Grevillea
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Herbarium regions:
North Western, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Fleurieu (KAN02)Kanmantoo
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Data Deficient   [question whether in region but cannot confirm if it was planted]
Broughton (FLB02) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)
Olary Spur (FLB03) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Definite Decline)   [edge of range]
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)   [qualify of habitat declined]
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)   [qualify of habitat declined]
Southern Yorke (EYB01)Eyre Yorke Block
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Definite Decline)   [edge of range, naturally rare]
St Vincent (EYB02) 
 Near Threatened   (Probable Decline)
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Least Concern
Talia (EYB04) 
 Least Concern
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Least Concern
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Least Concern   [grazed by goats]
Murray Mallee (MDD02) 
 Near Threatened   (Probable Decline)   [grazed by sheep]
Lowan Mallee (MDD04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   (Probable Decline)   [edge of range]
Braemer (MDD07) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   (Probable Decline)   [on higher ground, not ideal habitat]
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Least Concern
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Least Concern
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Commonwealth Hill (GAW08) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
Maralinga (GVD03)Great Victoria Desert
 Least Concern
Yellabinna (GVD06) 
 Least Concern
Yalata (NUL03)Nullarbor
 Least Concern
IBRA regions
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Fleurieu (KAN02)KanmantooRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
6 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockVulnerable
, Endangered
, Data Deficient
5 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Vulnerable
4 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Rare
, Vulnerable
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))   (Probable Decline)   [on higher ground, not ideal habitat]
5 of 8 subregionsGawlerLeast Concern
, Rare
2 of 4 subregionsGreat Victoria DesertLeast Concern
Yalata (NUL03)NullarborLeast Concern
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Grevillea]
Name derivation:
'Grevillea' after Charles F. Greville (1749-1809) a the co-founder of the Royal Horticultural Society and 'huegelii' after Baron Carl von Hugel (1795-1870) an Austrian traveller, plant collector and patron of horticulture
Distribution:
Clay, loam or sandy soils, on flats, dunes or cliffs, in sclerophyllous shrubland or woodland
Plant description:
Prickly prostrate to spreading shrub to 2m high. Leaves rigid, pinnatisect 1.5–6 cm long, smooth and glabrous above, with 2 sericeous grooves between the recurved margin and midrib. Inflorescence a raceme, 10-12-flowered, up to 3 at the end of short branches. Perianth red to pink, 15-24 mm long. Flowering August - March.
Fruit type:
Follicle, flattened, broad-ellipsoid, glabrous, 10–12 mm long, with an obliquely inserted glabrous persistent style.
Embryo type:
Straight
Seed collecting:
Tie collection bags around branchlets to catch mature seeds, or sieve material from underneath foliage.