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Threatened species

Nerriga 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 renwickiana
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 06 Dec 2002
Profile last updated: 21 Sep 2021


Nerriga Grevillea is a prostrate, root-suckering shrub, forming extensive patches (over tens of square metres). Leaves are usually narrowly oblong in outline, to 14 cm long and 7 cm wide, with 5 - 18 pungent teeth or lobes; the lower leaf surface is loosely hairy. The flower clusters are erect to slightly curved, and on one axis. The flowers are greenish in late bud, becoming cream to pale pink with a purplish limb; the style is cream becoming pink to reddish with a green tip. Fruiting has not been observed in this species and most populations are represented by a single clone.


Restricted to a small area between Mongarlowe (Nettletons Creek) and Nerriga

Habitat and ecology

  • G. renwickiana occurs in a range of plant communities: low woodland of one or more of Eucalyptus mannifera, E. radiata, E. pauciflora, E. aggregata, E. dives, E. rossii or Allocasuarina nana heath.
  • Especially on sandy or loamy soils fringing damp heath/sedge dominated vegetation and occasionally on ridges in rocky soil
  • Apparently an obligate resprouter - fruit and seed are unknown in this species (as they are in some related species)
  • Regeneration has been observed after slashing

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South Eastern HighlandsBungonia Known East of the Shoalhaven River