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Grevillea rosmarinifolia
A. Cunn., Proteaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  no

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 4 (Go to the risk assessment)

Common name(s): [more details]

English: rosemary grevillea

Habit:  shrub

Description:  "Erect or occasionally low shrub 0.3-2 m high. Leaves entire, linear to narrowly oblong-elliptic, 0.8-4.0 cm long, 0.7-3 mm wide, acute; margins recurved to tightly revolute; upper surface smooth or rarely sparsely granulose; lower surface wholly enclosed (including midvein) and 1-grooved, or sometimes exposed and loosely tomentose to subsericeous or rarely glabrous. Conflorescence terminal, usually simple, usually decurved, a loose 4-12-flowered subumbelloid cluster or subsecund, basipetal; ultimate floral rachis 2-8 mm long, glabrous. Flowers acroscopic. Perianth glabrous outside, bearded inside. Pistil 15-22.5 mm long; ovary shortly stipitate, glabrous or villous in lower half on ventral side only; stipe swollen (almost as wide as ovary), 0.7-1.4 mm long, with hairs ventrally and laterally; style glabrous or sparsely tomentose in lower half only, scarcely to strongly exserted from late bud; pollen-presenter lateral. Follicle obloid-ellipsoidal, 8-11 mm long, glabrous, with faint longitudinal ridges"  (Flora of Australia online).

Habitat/ecology:  In Australia (native), "grows in open eucalypt forest or woodland or in riparian shrub associations, on rocky slopes or near creeks"  (Flora of Australia online).

Propagation:  "Regenerates usually from seed, in some populations also from rhizomes"  (Flora of Australia online).

Native range:  "Sporadic but widespread in southern New South Wales and Victoria"  (Flora of Australia online).


Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Australia (continental)
New South Wales native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Australia (continental)
Australia (continental) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)

Control:  If you know of control methods for Grevillea rosmarinifolia, please let us know.

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This page was created on 25 OCT 2010 and was last updated on 22 AUG 2011.