Four-tailed Grevillea - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Grevillea quadricauda
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 09 Mar 2018


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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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known within 10 km of Mt Neville NR or within 10 km of Tucabia
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Sandstones Known None