Grevillea robusta A. Cunn. ex R. Br.

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Grevillea robusta

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Harry Pichanick Drive, roadside

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Synonyms:
Common names: Australian silky oak (English) Silver oak (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Large semi-deciduous tree. Leaves pinnately compound with deeply lobed leaflets, dark green above, silvery-grey below. The flowers are borne in horizontal, one-sided, brush-like inflorescences, orange-yellow.
Notes: A local garden escape in the Eastern Highlands. Introduced as a shade tree, windbreak or ornament. It has become naturalised in parts of Zimbabwe. If not controlled, it could become a serious invader, particularly at forest margins and along river banks in the Eastern Highlands.
Derivation of specific name: robusta: robust
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Worldwide distribution: Native of Australia
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Images last updated: Monday 1 January 2007
Literature:

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 50.


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Flora of Mozambique: Grevillea robusta
Flora of Zambia: Grevillea robusta
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Grevillea robusta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Grevillea robusta
African Plant Database: Grevillea robusta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Grevillea robusta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Grevillea robusta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Grevillea robusta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Grevillea robusta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Grevillea robusta
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Grevillea robusta
iNaturalist: Grevillea robusta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Grevillea robusta
JSTOR Plant Science: Grevillea robusta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Grevillea robusta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Grevillea robusta
Plants of the World Online: Grevillea robusta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Grevillea robusta
Tropicos: Grevillea robusta
Wikipedia: Grevillea robusta


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Grevillea robusta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164130, retrieved 15 November 2019

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