Grevillea flexuosa Meisn. (1845:558)

Tangled grevillea, Zig Zag grevillea



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Anadenia flexuosa Lindl. in Sketch Veg. Swan R.: 31 (1839); Hakea flexuosa (Lindl.) Christenh. & Byng in Global Fl. 4: 82 (2018); Grevillea flexuosa var. pauciloba Benth. in Fl. Austral. 5: 480 (1870)


Conservation Status

Last record: pre-1839 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:18)

Rediscovered in 1985 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:18)



Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










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Silcock, Jen L., Field, Ashley R., Walsh, Neville G. and Fensham, Roderick J. (2019). To name those lost: assessing extinction likelihood in the Australian vascular flora. Oryx 54(2): 167-177. [Supplementary Material]

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