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Useful Tropical Plants

Grevillea parallela

Knight

Proteaceae

+ Synonyms

Grevillea angustata R.Br.

Grevillea ceratophylla R.Br.

Grevillea heteroneura W.Fitzg.

Grevillea mullerana H.Buek

Grevillea polybotrya F.Muell.

Grevillea polystachya R.Br.

Grevillea refracta ceratophylla (R.Br.) Benth.

Common Name:

Grevillea parallela
Flowers and leaves
Photograph by: Wrigley, J.
Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens
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General Information

Grevillea parallela is a bushy shrub growing 5 - 8 metres tall with a crown diameter of up to 8 metres, or it can become a small, slender tree growing 5 - 10 metres tall with a bole 40cm in diameter[
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The wood is sometimes used locally for fuel and small items. The plant has attractive creamy-yellow flowers and is grown as an ornamental[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Flora of Australia
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Range

Australia - Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia.

Habitat

Found on a range of sites including sandstone plateaux, coastal high ranges or tableland complex of volcanic, basalitc or lateritic hilly lowlands, and sand plains and undulating alluvial plains with scattered hills at elevations up to 900 metres[
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height6.00 m
PollinatorsBirds
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the tropics and subtropics, where it is found at elevations up to 900 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 22 - 35°c, but can tolerate 10 - 46°c[
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Requires a sunny position[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The tree is a good source of nectar for bees[
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Other Uses

The wood is used for turnery items, small posts, fencing etc[
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The wood is used for fuel[
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-05-21. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Grevillea+parallela>

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