Grevillea robusta

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: robusta
Scientific Name
Grevillea robusta
A. Cunningham ex R. Br.
Common Names

silkoak, silky oak, silver oak

Overview

Appearance
Grevillea robusta is a perennial tree that can grow up to 65.6-98.4 ft. (20-30 m) tall.
Foliage
Bark is dark grey with a lace-like pattern. The foliage of this plant is very fern-like. Leaves are pinnate to bipinnate, 3.9-13.4 in. (10-34 cm) long with a green upper surface and a silvery lower surface.
Flowers
Flowers are bright orange, 0.78 in. (2 cm) long, in pairs along flower spikes, and grouped into compound recemose inflorences that are then grouped into panicles of 1 to 6.
Fruit
Fruits are two-seeded, slender and 0.78 in. (2 cm) long. Seeds are 0.51-0.75 in. (13-19 mm) long, winged with a brown, ovate central seed body.
Ecological Threat
Grevillea robusta prefers disturbed areas including disturbed rainforests and along riverbanks. It is native to Australia.

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