Fern-Leaf Grevillea
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Fern-Leaf Grevillea
P Introduced Unknown Photo: Satyabhama
Common name: Fern-Leaf Grevillea
Botanical name: Grevillea pteridifolia    Family: Proteaceae (Silver oak family)
Synonyms: Grevillea mitchellii, Grevillea chrysodendrum

Fern-Leaf Grevillea is a shrub which is extremely variable, from a prostrate shrub to a small open tree up to 10 m tall. Leaves are up to 40 cm long, pinnately divided into many narrow-linear segments 15-25 cm long, midvein prominent, margins curled back, with a silky underside. Orange flowers are borne in toothbrush like racemes, up to 20 cm long, borne at branch ends, or in the axil of upper leaves. Style is bright orange or yellow, curved, 2-3 cm long. Fern-Leaf Grevillea is widespread across Northern Australia, in open forest and woodland, in seasonally wet places. It is cultivated elsewhere.

Identification credit: J.M. Garg Photographed in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh.

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