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Scientific name: Grevillea quadricauda
Profile last updated:
07 Sep 2012
This is a bushy shrub with yellow-green foliage, growing to 2 m in height and spread. New growth is pink or purple, especially on the tips of the leaves, and the branchlets are matted with hairs. The leaves are up to 1.8 cm long, tapered at both ends and often rolled under along the sides. Silky white hairs are sparse on the upper side and denser on the lower side. The hairy flowers are in groups of two to four, and are pink or red with a green base. Each 'petal' bears a distinct pointed 'tail' at its tip. The dry fruit has a long projection bent sharply backwards.
In NSW it is found to the north-west of Whiporie in Mount Belmore State Forest and Mount Neville Nature Reserve, and at Tucabia east of Grafton. It also occurs near Toowoomba in south-east Queensland.
Habitat and ecology
- Grows in gravely loam, in the understorey of dry eucalypt forest, usually along or near creeks.
Regional distribution and habitat
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- Timber harvesting activities.
- Too-frequent fire.
- Road widening and maintenance.
- Clearing for development and agriculture.
- Risk of local extinction because populations are small.
A targeted strategy for managing this species has been developed under the Saving Our Species program; click here
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Activities to assist this species
- Avoid frequent fire in areas of known habitat.
- Ensure forestry operations do not damage habitat.
- Identify roadside populations and protect them during road-works.
- Protect known and potential habitat, especially near creeks, from development and clearing.
- Report new occurrences to the OEH.
- Harden, G.J. (ed.) (2002) Flora of New South Wales. Volume 2, Revised Edition. UNSW, Sydney.
- NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (2002) Threatened Species of the Upper North Coast of NSW: Flora. (NSW NPWS, Coffs Harbour)
Known or predicted
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