Grevillea sericea facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGrevillea sericea
It grows as a shrub from half a metres to two metres tall. It has angular, ridged branchlets and oval shaped leaves one to five centimetres long and two to nine millimetres wide.long, straight leaves from three to twelve centimetres long, and one to five millimetres wide. Flowers are pink; as with other Grevillea species, they occur in an inflorescence of many flowers.
The species was first formally described in James Edward Smith's 1793 A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland as Embothrium sericeum var. minor. In 1810, Robert Brown transferred it into Grevillea as G. sericea.
Other synonyms include:
- Grevillea riparia R.Br.
- Grevillea stricta R.Br.
- Lysanthe sericea (Sm.) Knight
Two subspecies are recognised: G. sericea subsp. riparia and G. sericea subsp. sericea.
Distribution and habitat
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