Seeds of South Australia
Grevillea lavandulacea ssp. lavandulacea (Proteaceae)
Heath Grevillea
List of species for Grevillea
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Seed collecting:
December to April
Herbarium regions:
Flinders Ranges, Northern Lofty, Murray, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
IBRA regions
Lucindale (NCP03)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [probably stable]
Tintinara (NCP04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [more NC records from Gum Lagoon]
Fleurieu (KAN02)Kanmantoo
 Least Concern
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Least Concern
Broughton (FLB02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   (Probable Decline)   [lack of recent herbarium records]
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Least Concern
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [restricted habitat; goats a threat]
St Vincent (EYB02)Eyre Yorke Block
 Critically Endangered   (IUCN: CR C2a(i))   (Probable Decline)   [Biol survey data missing]
Murray Mallee (MDD02)Murray Darling Depression
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   (Probable Decline)   [edge of range]
Murray Lakes and Coorong (MDD03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   (Probable Decline)
Lowan Mallee (MDD04) 
 Least Concern   [lots of NC records]
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 'lavandulacea' like lavender
Found east of Eyre Peninsula on dunes, hills or cliff tops in sclerophyllous shrubland, woodland or forest, on sand or loam, rarely clay soils.
No information available.
Plant description:
Prostrate to spreading bush 0.3-1 m high, variable between populations. Leaves rigid, sessile, elliptic to narrow-linear 0.2-3.5cm long,  0.7-8 mm wide; upper surface persistently sericeous or glabrescent, dark green; lower surface persistently raised- or appressed-tomentose. Inflorecence a raceme, umbelliform, dens, with 1-13 pink to red flowers, with a whitish perianth limb, 6-11 mm long. Flowering April - January.
Fruit type:
Follicle curved-ovoid, 12-15 mm long, tomentose, laterally but vertically inserted on the 6-8 mm long stipe, with a persistent terminal style
Seed type:
Seeds when young ellipsoid, brown, with a groove lined by a narrow cream wing on one side, the wing extended slightly into a short caruncle-like process at the apex
Embryo type:
Seed collecting:
Tie collection bags around branchlets to catch mature seeds, or sieve material from underneath foliage.