Grevillea divaricata R.Br., 1830:20



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct (Humphreys et al., 2019)

Last record: 1823

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


Listed as extant in the wild by (Abeli et al., 2022 [preprint]), but this may be a result of confusion with the closely related G. rosmariniflolia which was rediscovered after many decades, especially since further up the preprint they state that they could not get any updates on the taxon.



north of Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Brown, R. (1830) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae - Supplement 1: Proteaceas Novas (Taylor: London), p. 20.


Other references:

Abeli, Thomas, Sharrock, Suzanne and Rocchetti, Giulia Albani. (2022). Out-of-date datasets hamper conservation of species close to extinction. ResearchSquare preprint.

Briggs, J. & Leigh, J. (1988). Rare or threatened Australian plants , rev. ed.: 1-277.

Briggs, J.D. and Leigh, J.H. (1996) Rare or Threatened Australian Plants. Revised Edition. (CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne).

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Keighery, G. 2020. Grevillea divaricata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T113014905A113309325. Accessed on 10 July 2022.

Makinson, R.O. (2000) Grevillea. In Harden, G.J., Hardin, D.W. and Godden, D.C. (eds) Proteaceae of New South Wales. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney.

McGillivray, D.J. (1993) Grevillea. Proteaceae. Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

NSW Scientific Committee (2001) Grevillea divaricata (a shrub) - Endangered species determination - final. DEC (NSW), Sydney.

Pressey, R.L., Cohn, J.S. and Porter, J.L. (1990) Vascular plants with restricted distributions in the Western Division of New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 112: 213-227

Silcock, J. L. et al. (2019). To name those lost: assessing extinction likelihood in the Australian vascular flora. Oryx 54(2): 167-177.

Wilson, Annette J. G. (ed.). (2000). Flora of Australia Volume 17A, Proteaceae 2, Grevillea. Melbourne: ABRS/CSIRO.


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