Grevillea rara Olde & Marriott, 1993:244
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Last record: 31 October 1986 or later (1988?)
Rediscovered in 1994
The species putatively became extinct in the wild sometime following collection of the taxon on October 31, 1986 (contra DEC, 2009). However, material was growing in cultivation at the time of the species' description (Olde & Marriott, 1993:246). It was rediscovered in the wild in 1994, and has since been found at a further 5 localities (DEC, 2009).
near Collie, Western Australia, Australia
Biology & Ecology
Original scientific description:
Olde, Peter M. and Marriott, Neil R. (1993). New species and taxonomic changes in Grevillea (Proteaceae: Grevilleoideae) from south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 9(2): 237-304. [244-246]
Atkins, K. (2008). Declared Rare and Priority Flora List for Western Australia, Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia.
Brown, A., Thomson-Dans, C. and Marchant, N. (eds.). (1998). Western Australia’s Threatened Flora. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.
Department of Environment and Conservation. (2009). Rare Grevillea (Grevillea rara) Recovery Plan. Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia.
Williams, Kim, Horan, Andrew, Wood, Scott and Webb, Andrew. (2001). Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Central Forest Region. Western Australian Wildlife Management Program No. 33. Department of Conservation and Land Management.
Wilson, A., Orchard, A., Thompson, H. and McCarthy, P. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Australia: Proteaceae 2, Grevillea. Volume 17A. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.
World Conservation Union. (2001). IUCN red list categories prepared by the IUCN Species Survival Commission, as approved by the 51st meeting of the IUCN Council. Gland, Switzerland.