Mountain Grevillea Nimal Karunajeewa/RBGV

Mountain Grevillea

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


Leaves are elliptic (rounded) to lanceolate (lance-shaped), and about 6 - 12 cm long and 10 - 45 mm 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.


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


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

Field Guide

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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)

  • Open seed pods containing seeds (record all days)

Climate Adaptations

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.

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When and Where

When To Look

  • Flowering primarily from August to January, but in the absence of snow can occur sporadically throughout the year

Where To Look

  • Endemic to south-eastern NSW and mountainous parts of Victoria
  • Confined to the high montane, subalpine and alpine regions, but occasionally found as low as 500 m above sea level
  • Look in forest, woodland and heath
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What Else?

It is on the Victorian Government's Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria.