Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Poorinda Anticipation' is said to be a cross between G. longifolia and G. willisii. It was raised in cultivation by Mr Leo Hodge at his "Poorinda" property, W Tree, via Buchan, Victoria. Cultivar first received by the Authority 9 September 1975. Applicant: Mr L Hodge, "Poorinda", Mt Lookout Road, Bairnsdale, 3875.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar grows to plus/minus 2m tall by plus/minus 2.5m wide. It forms a moderately dense shrub with some long, spreading branches. The leaves are deeply dissected and are 18-20cm long by plus/minus 6cm wide at the widest point. They are glabrous above and covered with fine, pale coloured hairs below. The flowers are of the "toothbrush" type and are borne terminally on the branches. The inflorescences are pinkish in colour and are one sided as are the flowers of Grevillea longifolia. The racemes of flowers are plus/minus 8cm long.
DIAGNOSIS: G. 'Poorinda Anticipation' has the typical habit of G. willisii, being moderately dense with some long, spreading branches. The leaves are intermediate between the parents, having the alternate lobing of G. longifolia, but the greater width and more deeply dissected leaves of G. willisii. Each lobe is tipped with a pungent point, similar to those found on G. willisii.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart.
style: red group 37C.
style tip: yellow group 4D.
perianth: silky hairy.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC183, ACRA072, CBG7911805/068892/068912
COMPARATIVE SPECIMENS: Grevillea longifolia CBG 037845. G. willisii (live material) NBG registered No. 70050.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 20 March 1981