Grevillea rosmarinifolia rosmarinifolia Cunningham, 1825



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status



Rediscovered in cultivation in August 1969 in the Edinburgh Botanic Garden, before being rediscovered at the type locality (Olde, 2000).



New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cunningham A. (1825). A specimen of the indigenous botany of the mountainous country between the colony round Port Jackson and the settlement of Bathurst; Botany of the Blue Mountains in Barron Field's Geographical Memoirs of New South Wales (P.328), John Murray, London.


Other references:

Fraser C. (1828) A Catalogue of Plants cultivated in the Botanic Gardens, Sydney, New South Wales, January 1828. Unpub. MS.

Graham R. (1826) Dr Graham's List of Rare Plants. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 1: 172-173, Adam Black, Edinburgh.

Hooker J. D. (1872) Grevillea rosmarinifolia. Botanical Magazine 98 Tab. 5971

Hooker W.J. (1826) Grevillea pubescens. Exotic Flora 3:t 216, London

Loddiges C. (1829) Grevillea rosmarinifolia. The Botanical Cabinet 15: t. 1479, Arch, London.

Loudon J.C. (Ed.) (1830) Hortus Britannicus Part 1: 39, Longman Rees, London.

R.O.Makinson (2017) Grevillea rosmarinifolia subsp. rosmarinifolia. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. [Date Accessed: 14 January 2020]

McGillivray D.J. (1975) Australian Proteaceae: New Taxa and Notes Telopea 1(1):30

McGillivray D.J. assisted by R.O. Makinson (1993) Grevillea Proteaceae A Taxonomic Revision, Melbourne University Press, Carlton.

Olde, Peter. (2000). Rediscovering Grevillea rosmarinifolia. From the newsletter of ASGAP's Grevillea Study Group, March 2000.

Olde P.M. & Marriott N.R. (1994) The Grevillea Book Vol.1:112-114, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst.

Sweet R. (1827) Hortus Britannicus P. 348, James Ridgeway, London.

Sweet R. (1827-1828) Grevillea rosmarinifolia. Flora Australasica t.30, James Ridgeway, London.

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


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