Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Grevillea robusta A.Cunn. ex R.Br.

Family: Proteaceae Genus: Grevillea Species: Grevillea robusta A.Cunn. ex R.Br.






Synonym Grevillea umbratica A. Cunn. ex Meissn, Grevillea venusta A. Cunn. ex Meissn., Stylurus robusta (A. Cunn.) Deg. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Silk oak, southern silky oak,silky oak,silk-oak grevillea,grevillea,river oak Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name silver oak Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude 2300 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruits podlike, broad, slightly flattened (boat shaped), 2 cm long, black with long slender stalk and long, threadlike, curved style; 1 or 2 seeds, 10- 13 mm long
Habitat Occurs in riverine rainforest and semi-deciduous Bark Type Fissured
Distribution Native to Australia and exotic to India China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka Bark Details Bark fissured, sometimes pustulate, dark grey to dark brown, inner bark reddish-brown
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 1, Sector 7, Sector 8, Sector 9, Sector 10, Sector 11, Sector 19, Sector 28, Sector 30, Sector 32, Sector 33, Sector 36, Sector 37, Sector 38, Sector 43, Sector 45, Sector 46 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Pinnate
Description of Species It is a deciduous medium-sized to large tree 12-25 (max.40) m tall; crown conical, dense with branches projecting upwards bole straight, branchless for up to 15 m, up to 80 (max. 120) cm in diameter, usually without buttresses Leaf Details Leaves alternate, fernlike, pinnately (almost bipinnately) compound, 15-30 cm long, exstipulate; 11-21 pairs side axes (pinnae), 4-9 cm long, deeply divided into narrow, long, pointed lobes 6-12 mm wide

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