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Genus: Grevillea

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Proteales > Family: Proteaceae

About 260 species worldwide, native to Australia, New Guinea, New Caledonia and Indonesia. The Silky Oak Grevillea robusta, and G. banksii are commonly found in South African towns and cities and have also become naturalised, mainly in KwaZulu-Natal. Another 16 species are cultivated in southern Africa, but not naturalised.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Grevillea banksii (Australian crimson oak)

Native to eastern Queensland, Australia, mainly along the coast. Cultivated in southern African gardens and has also become naturalised in the region.

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Grevillea asplenifolia

Native to eastern Australia.

 

Grevillea biternata

Native to southern Australia.

 

Grevillea caleyi

Native to eastern Australia.

 

Grevillea glabrata (Smooth grevillea)

Native to western Australia.

 

Grevillea hilliana (White yiel yiel)

Native to eastern Australia.

 

Grevillea juniperiana

Native to eastern Australia.

 

Grevillea lanigera

Native to south-eastern Australia.

 

Grevillea lavandulacea (Lavender grevillea)

Native to south-eastern Australia.

 

Grevillea leucopteris (White plume grevillea)

Native to western Australia.

 

Grevillea longistyla

Native to eastern Australia.

 

Grevillea ornithopoda

Native to western Australia.

 

Grevillea robusta (Australian silky oak)

Native to the east coast and adjacent coastal ranges of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, Australia.

Grevillea rosmarinifolia

Native to eastern Australia.

 

Grevillea speciosa

[= Grevillea punicea]

Native to eastern Australia.

 

Grevillea tridentifolia

Native to western Australia.

 

Grevillea vestita

Native to western Australia.

 

 


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