Dune Tea-tree
Murray Mallee Region
Comb Grevillea
Leaves & Habit
Comb Grevillea (Grevillea huegelii)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Grevilleas (Proteales)
Family: Protea (Proteaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Comb Grevillea (Grevillea huegelii)
This Photo:     Whole

Thank you Dr Kym Nicolson for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
Grevillia flowers don't have petals .... Say what?
While inspecting flower photo's to post we noticed the curled back "petal" actually contains anthers in the tips. How can this be?
Petals are just that, they aren't part of the sexual organs of a flower.
Ahhh, further investigation .... we find they aren't petals but TEPALS.
These are structures like petals, that don't fall into a proper definition of petal or sepal.

Copyright © 2019-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Oct-2019
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)