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

This grevillea has grey-green leaves that have a holly-like shape. They prefer hillsides, ranges and sandplain regions, such as Kings Canyon, MacDonnell Ranges and Rainbow Valley in the southern range of the Northern Territory. They are also found across northern Western Australia.

The Longtails are listed under the genus Ptilotus that are commonly called the Mulla-mulla group of wildflowers. They are a short-lived perennials, native to Australia and usually found mainly growing in arid environments.

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

Footnote & References

  1. Holly Grevillea, Watarrka National Park, https://ausemade.com.au/destinations/northern-territory-nt-australia/watarrka-national-park-kings-canyon/wnp-flora-of-watarrka-national-park/wnp-holly-grevillea/
  2. Holly Grevillea, Ausemade Flora, https://ausemade.com.au/flora-fauna/flora/grevillea/holly-grevillea-grevillea-wickhamii/