Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Grevillea robusta A.Cunn. ex R.Br.
Brown, R. (1830) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae - Suppl. 1 : 24. Type: Ora orient., Moreton Bay, 1827, A. Cunningham.
Southern Silky Oak; Warragarra; Silk Oak; Oak, Silky; Oak, Silk; Oak, Southern Silky; Silky Oak
Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.
Fruits about 15-19 x 12 mm. Seeds with a marginal wing, seed + wing about 11-13 x 8-10 mm.
Cotyledons obovate about 14-16 x 8-11 mm, +/- 3-veined. First pair of leaves simple, margins usually lobed, occasionally entire. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade pinnatifid, each lobe +/- pungent; leaves sparsely clothed in pale, woolly hairs. Seed germination time 13 to 15 days.
This species is now cultivated around the world for the stunning display of orange flowers which attract birds and for its ease of culture and adaptability.