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

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 © 2014-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Mar-2014
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)