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Grevillea acrobotrya

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Proteales

Familia: Proteaceae
Subfamilia: Grevilleoideae
Tribus: Embothrieae
Subtribus: Hakeinae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: Grevillea acrobotrya
Subspecies: G. acrobotrya subsp. uniformis

Grevillea acrobotrya Meisn.

Grevillea acrobotrya is a species of flowering plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to the southwest of Western Australia. It is a prickly, spreading to erect shrub with egg-shaped to trowel-shaped leaves with sharply-tipped lobes, and white to cream-coloured flowers with smaller leaves at the base.


Grevillea acrobotrya is a spreading to erect shrub that typically grows to a height of 0.6–2 m (2 ft 0 in – 6 ft 7 in) and has woolly-hairy branchlets, but glabrous flowering branchlets. Its leaves are egg-shaped with the narrower end towards the base, or trowel-shaped, 6–40 mm (0.24–1.57 in) long and 10–35 mm (0.39–1.38 in) wide with five to nine sharply-pointed lobes. The branches bearing flowers have smaller leaves that have three narrowly triangular, sharply pointed lobes and are up to about 7 mm (0.28 in) long. The flowers are arranged in more or less spherical groups on the ends of branches and in leaf axils, each flower on a pedicel 5–7 mm (0.20–0.28 in) long, the perianth white to cream-coloured, the limb chocolate-coloured and the pistil 3–4 mm (0.12–0.16 in) long. Flowering occurs in most months with a peak from June to September and the fruit is a smooth, oblong follicle mostly 8–11 mm (0.31–0.43 in) long.[2][3]

Grevillea acrobotrya was first formally described in 1855 by Carl Meissner in Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany based on material collected by James Drummond in the hinterland north of the Swan River.[4][5] The specific epithet (acrobotrya) means "a bunch of grapes".[6]
Distribution and habitat

This grevillea grows in heathland between Eneabba and Badgingarra in the Geraldton Sandplains and Swan Coastal Plain biogeographic regions of south-western Western Australia.

"Grevillea acrobotrya". Australian Plant Census. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
"Grevillea acrobotrya". Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment: Canberra. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
"Grevillea acrobotrya". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Grevillea acrobotrya". APNI. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
Meisner, Carl (1855). Hooker, William Jackson (ed.). "New Proteaceae of Australia". Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany. 7: 74–75. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
Sharr, Francis Aubi; George, Alex (2019). Western Australian Plant Names and Their Meanings (3rd ed.). Kardinya, WA: Four Gables Press. p. 126. ISBN 9780958034180.

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