Preservation of unique Grevillea helped by Greening WA and Shire of Murray

Preservation of unique Grevillea helped by Greening WA and Shire of Murray

THE preservation of a unique plant species of the Grevillea genus has been helped through planting efforts by Greening WA and the Shire of Murray.

With the help of Men of the Trees Peel, 20 saplings were grown from cuttings after the species was rediscovered around three years ago by Greening WA representative Bayden Smith while carrying out renovation work on a shire reserve.

The species was last recorded 20 years earlier.

The Shire will continue to monitor the plants to help ensure protection of the species into the future.

The Grevillea is a genus of more than 350 species of evergreen flowering plants in the Protea family (Proteaceae).

Most of the species are endemic to Australia but a few occur in Papua New Guinea and islands to Australia’s north.

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