Australian Native Plants

  Grevillea excelsior (Orange Flame Grevillea)


Grevillea excelsior photo
Grevillea excelsior, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Grevillea excelsior in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Orange Flame Grevillea

Description
The Flame Grevillea is a shrub or small tree with white, yellow or orange toothbrush-like flowers from July to November. The leaves ar 100230 mm long and dissected with leaf lobes 150mm 200 mm long and 1mm - 1.5 mm wide. The leaf margins curve downwards enclosing the lower surface of the leaf. The fruitr are oblong and about 15mm - 22 mm long.

Height
3m - 5m

Spread
2m - 3m

Habitat
found in woodland or shrubland in gravelly soil, sand or clay.

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
endemic to Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Grevillea
Species:excelsior
Common Name:Orange Flame Grevillea


Relatives in same Genus
  Grevillea agrifolia
  Grevillea alpina
  Grevillea angulata
  Grevillea arenaria
  Grevillea armigera
  Grevillea asparagoides
  Grevillea asplenifolia
  Grevillea astericosa
  Grevillea baileyana
  Grevillea banksii prostrate
  Grevillea baueri
  Grevillea bipinnatifida
  Grevillea bronwenae
  Grevillea candelabroides
  Grevillea coccinea
  Grevillea concinna
  Grevillea corrugata
  Grevillea crithmifolia
  Grevillea decurrens
  Grevillea didymobotrya
  Grevillea dielsiana
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