Australian Plants Society (Victoria)

Promoting the Appreciation and Preservation of Australian Plants

NEW GREVILLEAS – talk by Neil Marriott


Venue: Botanica Springs Community Centre

Doors open from 7.30pm

When Don McGillivray carried out the first full revision of the genus Grevillea since Bentham’s Flora of Australia in the 1870’s, he published his works in ‘Grevillea’ in 1993, determining that the genus had a total of 274 taxa.  Then in 1994 Peter Olde and Neil Marriott published ‘The Grevillea Book’ Vols 1-3 which covered 371 taxa, almost 100 more than McGillivray.  Then in 2000 Bob Makinson published ‘Flora of Australia’ Vol 17A, in which he included 452 taxa, another 81 more species than Olde and Marriott’s treatment.  Since then, there have been many more new species discovered, described and published, primarily in the botanical journals of the Sydney Herbarium and the Perth Herbarium.

Neil’s talk will show many of these new species, most of which are already being cultivated by members of the Grevillea Study Group. He will also talk about some of the new species yet to be named, but already in cultivation.

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Double vaccination required.


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