Plants of South Eastern New South Wales
Grevillea ramosissima subsp. ramosissima
Flower cluster and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, Black Mountain, ACT
Flower clusters and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, Black Mountain, ACT
Spreading shrub to 3 m high. Leaf lobes sharp-tipped. Branches hairy at least when young. Leaves alternating up the stems, 3–10 cm long, 20-75 mm wide, holly-like, rigid, margins curved down, deeply dissected, with 3–11 primary lobes, twice divided. Upper leaf surface almost hairless, lower surface hairy with twisted or curly, often brownish, hairs. Flowers with 4 'petals' joined together in pairs, 'petals' cream to pale yellow, hairy outside. Gynoecium 4–5.5 mm long; style cream to pale yellow, hairy. Flowers in erect narrow clusters 25-50 mm long. Flowering: spring-summer.
In the absence of specific information, seeds of all species of Grevillea have been keyed as having one wing.
Occasionally intergrades with Grevillea triternata.
All native plants on unleased land in the ACT are protected.
PlantNET description: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Grevillea~ramosissima (accessed 19 January, 2021)
Author: Betty Wood.