Grevillea caleyi R.Br.

Caley's Grevillea


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Grevillea

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Size: To 13' tall

Description: 

[quote: This plant I have not seen growing, but, judging by the specimens communicated from Kew, it constitutes a moderately - sized shrub, with rounded, zigzag branches clothed with dense, ferruginous down. Leaves alternate, remote, patent, often recurved, pinnated with many alternate, linear-oblong, obtuse segments, the upper ones decurrent, the margins recurved, above downy with patent, ferruginous hairs, below whitish, and silky with glossy, appressed hairs. The young foliage and young branches are beautifully tinged with red, giving the whole plant a great richness of colour. Racemes shorter than the leaves, axillary, and sometimes bearing a leaf on the peduncle. Pedicels very short. Flowers secund, brownish-red inclining to purple. Tube of the perianth rather slender, swollen below, curved above, very hairy. Germen

oblong, clothed with white, silky hair. Style very long, wavy, bright red. Stigma green, capitate, somewhat oblique.] (Bot. Mag.)

History: 

Published in Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 22 in 1830.

Synonym Grevillea blechnifolia A.Cunn. ex Hook. published in Bot. Mag. 59: 3133 in 1832.

Native to New South Wales.

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