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Mason's Grevillea - profile

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Scientific name: Grevillea masonii
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Profile last updated: 17 Sep 2019

Description

Mason's Grevillea is a low-growing shrub to 1.5 m tall, with many short, erect branches. The leaves are rounded at the tips and have a tiny projecting point. The lower surface of the leaves have sparse, silky hairs and the new growth is green. The flowers are red and green, hairy inside and out, and occur in groups of six to ten. The dry fruit has a long, upward-curving projection like a swan's neck.

Distribution

Occurs in only a few locations between Grafton and Casino in north-eastern NSW.

Habitat and ecology

  • Occurs on gravely loam soils and in sand in open eucalypt woodland.
  • Resprouts from its lignotuber following disturbance; also regenerates from seed after fire.
  • Flowering usually commences from two to three years of age.
  • Sets plentiful seed and the seed morphology suggests that wind, gravity and ant dispersal; seeds germinate after fire.

Regional distribution and habitat

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known None