Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: 'Little Thicket' is a naturally occurring form of Grevillea obtusiflora from near Braidwood, N.S.W. This form was brought into cultivation at the National Botanic Gardens, Canberra in 1972. Cultivar received by the Authority: 11th January 1977. Applicant: National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.
DESCRIPTION: Individual plants are about 1m high by about 1m wide, however, dense thickets are formed due to the growth of neighbouring suckers. Tufts of new shoots appear up to 5m from a main stem. The leaves are green on the upper surface and silvery on the underside due to dense hairs. They are up to 18mm long and 3mm wide. The leaf edges are rolled under. The pale yellow flowers which have a red tinge are 8mm long while the yellow styles are 20mm long. The flowers are produced in small terminal clusters. On occasions the flowers do not always form but abort at an early stage.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different from known naturally occurring forms of the species in its low suckering habit.
COLOUR CODING: R.H.S. Colour Chart, 1966 edition.
Perianth tube: near yellow 4C blushed with red 47B.
Perianth limb: red 47B.
Style: near yellow 4B.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC106, CBG8006371/8006372
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 March 1979