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Grevillea baileyana -  'Brown Silky Oak' (3 photos) | by Tatters ✾
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Grevillea baileyana - 'Brown Silky Oak' (3 photos)

Growing on the Brisbane river bank in Westlake.

Family : Proteaceae

Australian rainforest native tree


Flowers are similar to Buckinghamia celsissima ( Ivory Curl) and to other grevilleas, but note - this palnt leaves underside having a rusty or bronze sheen.

This is a particularly useful diagnostic point in the growing period. Juvenile leaves have 5-9 broad lobes but adult leaves are simple, glabrous above and finely silky beneath.

Also it flowers at a different time from Ivory Curl

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Taken on November 13, 2011