Grevillea beadleana
Threatened species status still precarious.
August 2009
Department of Environment and Climate Change officers accompanied by botanists
from the Clarence Environment Centre, last week inspected a population of highly
endangered Grevilleas south west of Grafton as part of regular monitoring to
determine their health and numbers, and to report any signs of regeneration.
Grevillea beadleana
is a shrub, growing
to one and a half metres in height, with
attractive foliage and pink tooth-brush
flowers. According to the Sydney
Herbarium's “Flora of NSW" the
population, which was
discovered some
ten years ago growing at low altitude, is
likely to be recognised as a separate
subspecies, because of its different leaf
shape and colour of flowers.
National Parks and Wildlife ranger, Dave Redman preparing to scale the
escarpment into
Grevillea beadleana
territory in the Chambigne reserve.
Grevillea beadleana
leaves and flower.