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
Distribution:
Found east of the Eyre Peninsular on dunes, hills or cliff tops, in sclerophyllous shrubland, woodland or forest, on sand or loam, rarely clay soils.
Status:
No information available.
Plant description:
Prostrate to spreading bush 0.3-1 m high, varible 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, dense, 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:
Straight
Seed collecting:
Tie collection bags around branchlets to catch mature seeds, or sieve material from underneath foliage.