Grevillea juniperina is a plant of the family Proteaceae. It is native to eastern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland. Birds visit and pollinate the flowers. plants are killed by bushfire, regenerating afterwards from seed.
About Grevillea juniperina in brief
Grevillea juniperina is a plant of the family Proteaceae. It is native to eastern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland in Australia. One subspecies is restricted to Western Sydney and environs and is threatened by loss of habitat and housing development. The flower heads, known as inflorescences, appear from winter to early summer and are red, orange or yellow. Birds visit and pollinate the flowers. plants are killed by bushfire, regenerating afterwards from seed. Similar species include the Wingello grevillea, which can be distinguished by its prominent midvein on the leaf undersurface, and the red spider-flower, which has wider leaves with lateral veins and longer pistil.
The type specimen for this species was collected from the Port Jackson area and was described by botanist Robert Brown in 1810. There are seven subspecies of Grevillea juniperina, six of which have been recognised by Bob Makinson. The others are G molyneuxii, Gdimorpha speciosa and Garenaria canescensens. This section of shrub has become the Linearifolia group of 45 species in southeastern Australia. It has been important in horticulture as it is the parent of many popular garden hybrids. The species was placed in the series Lissostylis in his 1810 work Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Diemen.