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grevillea

any of a large variety of evergreen trees and shrubs that comprise the genus Grevillea, native to Australia, Tasmania, and New Caledonia: family Proteaceae
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The main focus of my project, Grevillea aquifolium (Fig.
Microsatellites have found wide application in wildlife and human forensics, parentage analysis and studies of population-level genetic variation in a broad range of species including other Grevillea species.
Order Proteales, of which Grevillea in Proteaceae is a member) and Kingdom (e.g.
(5) Bentham, G, 'Grevillea', Flora Australiensis: A Description of the Plants of the Australian Territory, vol.
(7.) Lindley, J, 'Grevillea aquifolium', Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia; With Descriptions of the Recently Explored Region of Australia Felix, and of the Present Colony of New South Wales, T & W Boone, London, 1838, 178.
"There's been an explosion of interest in grevilleas," says Miller.
As striking as these plants are, grevilleas aren't for everyone.
With some notable exceptions, grevilleas generally grow to a substantial size, which makes them unsuitable for small gardens (although pruning can restrain some of them).
Unless otherwise noted, plant grevilleas in full sun and well-drained soil that's low in organic matter.
Grevilleas grow best in soils that are low in nutrients.
Most, like Callistemon, Eremophila, and Grevillea, handle aridity, wind, and heat.
uva-ursi `Wood's Red', Callirhoe involucrata, Grevillea lanigera low form, Halimiocistus, Phlomis russeliana, Scaevola aemula `purple Fanfare' (`Diamond Head').