ClimateWatch

An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

  1. Mount_grevillea_neil_blair_royal_botanic_gardens_vic mount grevillea_Neil Blair_Royal Botanic Gardens VIC
  2. Mount_grevillea_shrub_nimal._g._karunajeewa_royal_botanic_gardens_vic mount grevillea shrub_Nimal. G. Karunajeewa_Royal Botanic Gardens VIC
  3. Mount_grevillea_leaf_neil_blair_royal_botanic_gardens_vic mount grevillea leaf_Neil Blair_Royal Botanic Gardens VIC
  4. Mount_grevillea_pod_and_seed_neil_blair_royal_botanic_gardens_vic mount. grevillea pod and seed_Neil Blair_Royal Botanic Gardens VIC

Mountain Grevillea

Grevillea victoriae

Appearance

Description: Erect, spreading shrub growing to approximately 1.5-3m high and 1.5-4.5m wide. Branchlets are densely covered in small, white hairs. 

Leaves: Leaves are elliptic (rounded) to lanceolate (lance-shaped), and about 6cm - 12cm long and 10mm - 45mm wide. The upper surface of the leaf is olive green in colour, smooth and semi-glossy with the underside being a pale-green/white colour, covered in white hairs. Leaf margins are flat or slightly recurved.

Flowers: Mount grevillea produces red or reddish brown flowers that bloom at the end of branches. Flowers are trumpet-like measuring 3-17mm long and 1.2-1.6mm wide, a single stem shoots from the flower and measures 17-90mm long. 

Fruits/seeds: Fruits are smooth cone shaped appendages that measure 17/-20mm long. 

What to Observe

  • First fully open single flower
  • Full flowering (record all days)
  • End of flowering (when 95% of the flowers have faded)
  • Open seed pods containing seeds (record all days)

ClimateWatch Science Advisor

We expect plants to start shooting and flowering earlier in the year as a result of climate change warming the Earth. Climate change will directly affect the ecological communities in which this alpine species resides. An increase in temperature and extreme heat events will reduce viable habitat for this species.

Help scientists answer the question: "How are our animals, plants and ecosystems responding to climate change?"

When To Look

Flowering has been recorded primarily from August to January, but in the absence of snow can occur sporadically throughout the year.

Note: ClimateWatch is looking for any changes in the timing of these events so remember to keep a lookout all year!

 

Where To Look

Grevillea victoriae is confined to the high montane, subalpine and alpine regions, but occasionally can be found as low as 500 metres above sea level.

Note: ClimateWatch is looking for any changes outside of their known ranges so remember to keep a lookout beyond these regions too!

 

Sightings

Links

  1. Search Species