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Ben Major grevillea
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Grevillea floripendula
Ben Major Conservation Park
Conservation status

Vulnerable (EPBC Act)
Scientific classification
Genus:
Grevillea
Species:
floripendula
Synonyms

Grevillea 'Ben Major'

Grevillea floripendula, also known as Ben Major grevillea, is a prostrate or spreading shrub which is endemic to a small area in central western Victoria in Australia. It grows up to 1 metre in height and 3 metres in width. The inflorescence is suspended on a long, thin peduncle. The individual flowers are green-grey to purplish-brown and appear between October and December (mid spring to early summer) in the species' native range.

Taxonomy

The species was first formally described by botanist Raymond Smith in Muelleria in 1981. Two forms of this species have been identified:

  • Ben Major form
  • Musical Gully form

Distribution

Grevillea floripendula occurs in dry sclerophyll forest within a localised area to the north of Beaufort between Waterloo and Ben Major Forest .

Conservation status

In 1997 about 4000 plants remained in its native range, in 21 separate populations. The species is listed as "Vulnerable" under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, "threatened" in Victoria under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and "Vulnerable" on the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria.

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