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Grevillea robusta A. Cunningham ex R. Br.


Grevillea robusta is a perennial tree that can grow up to 65.6-98.4 ft. (20-30 m) tall.
Bark is dark grey with a lace-like pattern. The foliage of this plant is very fern-like. Leaves are pinnate to bipinnate, 3.9-13.4 in. (10-34 cm) long with a green upper surface and a silvery lower surface.
Flowers are bright orange, 0.78 in. (2 cm) long, in pairs along flower spikes, and grouped into compound recemose inflorences that are then grouped into panicles of 1 to 6.
Fruits are two-seeded, slender and 0.78 in. (2 cm) long. Seeds are 0.51-0.75 in. (13-19 mm) long, winged with a brown, ovate central seed body.
Ecological Threat
Grevillea robusta prefers disturbed areas including disturbed rainforests and along riverbanks. It is native to Australia.

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EDDMapS Distribution

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea

Other System Links

Plants: GRRO
GRIN: 18006
ITIS: 27783
NPDN Host: 35442

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
silky oak, silver oak


Category: Hardwood Trees