The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Grevillea rara


Olde & Marriott, 1993:244
Common Name/s
Rare grevillea
Near Collie, Western Australia, Australia
Last Record
31 October 1986 or later (1988?)
Rediscovered in
IUCN status
Not evaluated
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The species putatively became extinct in the wild sometime following collection of the taxon on October 31, 1986 ([i]contra[/i] 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).
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Olde, Peter M. and Marriott, Neil R. (1993). [url=]New species and taxonomic changes in Grevillea (Proteaceae: Grevilleoideae) from south-west Western Australia[/url]. Nuytsia 9(2): 237-304. [244-246]
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
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). [url=]Rare Grevillea ([i]Grevillea rara[/i]) Recovery Plan[/url]. Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia.
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.