Bog 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 acanthifolia subsp. paludosa
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Profile last updated: 17 Aug 2018


The Bog Grevillea is a large, prickly, spreading shrub to 3 m high and 5 m across. Ridges run along the branchlets. The leaves are up to 6 cm long and much-divided into many triangular lobes. The toothbrush flower spikes are distinctive and up to 5 cm long. Each flower is bright pink to red, with a green tip. Flowers appear from spring to early summer.


Bog Grevillea is known from two small populations: Nalbaugh National Park south-east of Bombala; Bega Swamp near Bemboka.

Habitat and ecology

  • Bog Grevillea is found, as the name implies, in peaty swamps. Within such habitat it grows on densely vegetated low hummocks.
  • The larger known population consists solely of old plants of similar age. The species is bird-pollinated and, although seed is set, no seedlings are apparent.
  • It is probably fire-sensitive, by analogy with other subspecies, but it may have some capacity to resprout after a fire.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South East CornerSouth East Coastal Ranges Known None
South Eastern HighlandsKybeyan-Gourock Predicted None