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Grevillea variifolia
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Grevillea variifolia, commonly known as the Cape Range grevillea, is a shrub of the genus Grevillea native to an area in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

The spreading irregularly branched shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 1 metre (1.0 to 3.3 ft) and has non-glaucous branchlets. It has simple flat obovate or cuneate leaves with a blade that is 10 to 55 millimetres (0.39 to 2.17 in) in length and 3 to 25 mm (0.12 to 0.98 in) wide. It blooms between June and October and produces an axillary or terminal raceme irregular inflorescence with red flowers with red styles. Later it forms ridged or ribbed ovoid or ellipsoidal glabrous fruit that are 12 to 16 mm (0.5 to 0.6 in) long.

The species grows amongst medium to low trees in scrubland and on spinifex grassland is found from Cape Range as far east as Lake McLeod. In grows in rocky, gravelly, sandy or loamy soils often over limestone.

There are two recognised subspecies:

  • Grevillea variifolia subsp. bundera
  • Grevillea variifolia subsp. varifolia
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