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|Grevillea arenaria subsp. canescens|
Embothrium arenarium (R.Br.) Dum.Cours.
Grevillea arenaria is a shrub which is endemic to the east of New South Wales in Australia. It has an erect to spreading habit and grows to between 1 and 3 metres in height. Its leaves are 1.5 to 7 cm long and 3 to 15 mm in width. The flowers, which occur in groups of 2 to 10, are pink, red or orange, with green or yellow at the base and green styles. These occur year-round, with a major flourish in spring.
The species was first formally described by botanist Robert Brown in Transactions of the Linnean Society of London in 1810.
There are currently two recognised subspecies:
- G. arenaria R.Br. subsp. arenaria
- G. arenaria subsp. canescens (R.Br.) Olde & Marriott
A former subspecies, known as G. arenaria subsp. montana (R.Br.) McGill., is currently treated as a species in its own right - G. montana R.Br.
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