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Named after John Wickham who was the commander of the Beagle, the Grevillea wickhamii, more commonly known as Holly Grevillea, was collected during surveys of the north-west coast (1837-38), Australia with Charles Darwin.

Holly Grevillea can be found growing on sand plains in Central Australia, especially near and on rocky outcrops and gorges. The leaves are pale green with sharp spiked lobes (similar to the holly).

Common name
Holly Grevillea, Wickham’s grevillea. Common names in Western Australia include Arajukaljukua, Ljaka, Lukkulburra, Kalkurunga, Ngalyanta (from the Nyangumarta language).


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Order: Proteales
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Genus: Grevillea
  • Species: G. wickhamii
  • Binomial name: Grevillea wickhamii