genus Grevillea


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Noun1.genus Grevillea - large genus of Australian shrubs and trees having usually showy orange or red flowers
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Proteaceae, protea family, Proteaceae - large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
grevillea - any shrub or tree of the genus Grevillea
silk oak - any of several Australian timber trees having usually fernlike foliage and mottled wood used in cabinetry and veneering
Grevillela parallela, silver oak - small slender tree with usually entire grey-green pendulous leaves and white or cream-colored flowers; northern Australia
Grevillea robusta, silky oak - medium to tall fast-growing tree with orange flowers and feathery bipinnate leaves silky-hairy beneath; eastern Australia
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On finally reaching Uluru, all our party was taken by the majesty of this unique monolith, but we were soon 'beating the bushes,' and the spiderflower genus Grevillea, was 'dripping' with mirids.
With a distribution of this kind, it is understandable that there are nemoral (woodland) species associated with the rain forests, such as the Chilean firebush (Embothrium coccineum), that grow in the so-called Valdivian forests, and the well-known Asiatic and Australian genus Grevillea. The latter has about 200 species, the best-known of which is the silky oak (G.
Like the mythical Proteus, the Greek "old man of the sea" who could assume many different shapes at will, the genus Grevillea seems to reinvent itself from one plant to the next.