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Grevillea divaricata - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Grevillea divaricata
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 15 Jun 2001
Profile last updated: 03 Jan 2019


Low shrub to about 0.4 m high. Leaves are entire, well-spaced along the branchlets, spreading and linear, often curved, 8-13 mm long, 0.5-0.6 mm wide, rough to the touch. Flowers in loose clusters of 1-4, colour not known but probably red or red and cream. Until recently, Grevillea divaricata was considered to be synonymous with Grevillea rosmarinifolia. The key differences between Grevillea divaricata and Grevillea rosmarinifolia are the spreading leaves of the former, 0.5-0.6 mm wide and scabrid(rough to touch) on the upper surface (strongly ascending, 0.7-3.0 mm wide and smooth or faintly granulose (finely, mealy) on the upper surface in Grevillea rosmarinifolia), and the sometimes lignotuberous habit.


Known only from the type collection made in 1823 by Allan Cunningham, from "north of Bathurst".

Habitat and ecology

  • Specimen notes describe the plant as occurring frequently in dry open forest lands and as possibly growing on rocky river margins.
  • Flowers recorded in April, but the species probably also flowers in the spring months.
  • Plants possibly regenerate from lignotuber and sucker, either naturally or in response to fire. May also be capable of recruitment via rhizomes.
  • The fire response of the species is unknown, however type material appears to have been rhizomatous or lignotuberous and capable of semi-basal suckering.
  • Flowers are probably bird-pollinated.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW South Western SlopesCapertee Valley Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsBathurst Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsCapertee Uplands Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsHill End Known None