Grevillea caleyi

This video examines the recovery work for Grevillea caleyi in Sydney's north.

Caley's grevillea (Grevillea caleyi)

The Baha’i Temple is a Sydney icon. But its grounds holds another treasure, the critically endangered grevillea caleyi

The grevillea caleyi  is medium to tall shrub, with long spreading branches, which grows to a height and width of up to 4m. The divided green leaves are covered in soft, rusty hairs and are up to 15cm long.

The flowers, which open in late winter and spring, have a toothbrush-like appearance with racemes up to 8cm in length and are dark burgundy-red in colour.

Distribution of the grevillea caleyi is restricted to an 8km square area around Terrey Hills, approximately 20km north of Sydney.

The recovery work has been funded under the NSW Government Saving our Species Program and Pittwater Natural Heritage Association (through a grant from the Greater Sydney Local Land Services).  This work is supported by Pittwater Council and the Baha'i Temple.