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Wickham’s Grevillea

Grevillea wickhamii

It is named after John Clements Wickham, 1st lieutenant on HMS Beagle 1831-36 (Darwin's expedition), and later government resident at Moreton Bay, Queensland.

A shrub or small spindly tree. Grows 1 - 4 m tall.

Leaves

Simple 2.5 - 9 cm long and 2.5 - 5.5 cm wide. They are distinctively pruinose (frosted in appearance) and the leaf margins are serrated and prickly.

Flowers

Cream, yellow or red irregular flowers. They are mainly red in the Pilbara region.

Fruits/Seeds

Cuplike with angular Oblong or ellipsoidal and glabrous (has no hairs).. Fruits grow to approximately 2 mm in diameter.

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What to Observe

  • First fully open single flower

  • Full flowering (record all days)

  • End of flowering (when 95% of the flowers have faded)

  • Not flowering

  • Fruit fully ripened/berry reached full size (record all days)

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When and Where

When To Look

  • April to October

Where To Look

  • Widespread in northern Western Australia, and inland regions of Northern Territory, South Australia and western Queensland
  • Look around sand or loam, stony or skeletal soils, laterite, sandstone, limestone, and quartzite
  • Found on sand dunes, plains, rocky hills & gullies, cliffs or ridges, along creek lines
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What Else?

Similar Species

It is not easily mistaken for anything else, although there are six recognised subspecies.