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Grevillea maccutcheonii
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Conservation status

Declared rare (DEC)
Scientific classification
Genus:
Grevillea
Species:
maccutcheonii
Grevillea maccutcheonii flower growing in Bowral NSW
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Grevillea maccutcheonii growing in Bowral NSW
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Grevillea maccutcheonii, commonly known as McCutcheon's grevillea, is a rare shrub in the family Proteaceae. It is endemic to south-western Western Australia, where only 7 mature plants remain in the wild. It usually grows to 2 metres in height and width The distinctively-shaped leaves are stem clasping with 3 rounded lobes, each tipped with a spine. The flowers, which have a reddish green perianth and a red style, appear predominantly between July and November in the species' native range, but may appear sporadically throughout the year.

The species was first formally described in 1996. In the Flora of Australia (1999), the species was positioned within the genus Grevillea by means of a hierarchical tree as follows:

Grevillea (genus)

Thelemanniana Group
Grevillea thelemanniana
Grevillea hirtella
Grevillea fililoba
Grevillea humifusa
Grevillea delta
Grevillea obtusifolia
Grevillea exposita
Grevillea evanescens
Grevillea pinaster
Grevillea preissii
Grevillea ripicola
Grevillea acropogon
Grevillea maccutcheonii
Grevillea stenomera
Grevillea variifolia
Grevillea olivacea

The species is restricted to the foot of the Whicher Range to the south-east of Busselton.

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