Grevillea baileyana, Fam. Proteaceae
A small to medium, bushy tree, 6-20m high, with angular branchlets and rough grey bark.
|Form or habit:||Small tree, Med tree|
Juvenile leaves five to seven lobed, 30-45 x 8-12cm. Mature leaves entire or sometimes three to five lobed, 6-20 x 1-6cm. Oval or narrowly egg shaped, always tapering to the base. Dark green above, rusty or golden hairy beneath.
|Flower description:||White, perfumed, crowded flowers, borne on narrow, cylindrical racemes 6-15cm long, arranged in sparsely branched, terminal panicles. November to January.|
|Fruit description:||Brown, oblong, leathery follicles, 1.2-1.5 x 0.7-0.8cm. Winged seed.|
|Distribution||Queensland, New Guinea.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Australia, New Guinea.|
|Notes:||Although it is a rainforest plant, the species is very hardy in drier conditions. It flowers profusely and the golden underside of the leaf is very attractive in windy conditions. A bushy tree with a tall narrow canopy, it can be useful as a screen in suburban gardens. Propagate from fresh seed or cuttings of juvenile growth.|
|Information sources:||Melzer R. & Plumb J. (2007) Plants of Capricornia.|