Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Grevillea capitellata

Common name

A grevillea



Where found

Poorly drained depressions, swamp margins, or moist rock pockets in pavement. Sydney area and the northern Illawarra, between Cordeaux Dam, Cataract Dam, Bulli, and Mt Ousley.


Shrub to 0.5 m high or prostrate. Leaves alternating up the stems, 2–9 cm long, 2–8 mm wide, margins entire and abruptly bent down, upper surface sparingly dotted, lower surface hairy. Flowers with 4 'petals' joined together in pairs, 'petals' dull deep crimson to black-maroon, hairy outside, white-bearded inside. Gynoecium mostly 10–12 mm mm long; style maroon, strongly curved towards the tip, mosly hairless. Flower clusters erect, more or less round to almost toothbrushes, often held at ground level at the edge of or under the foliage. Flowers July–December.

In the absence of specific information, seeds of all species of Grevillea have been keyed as having one wing.

PlantNET description:  (accessed 19 January, 2021)