Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Gully Grevillea

The Lawson Falls walking track within the Bunyip State Park has been a bit of a personal favourite location since moving to West Gippsland. About half an hour’s drive from home, it is a great spot for fungi, ferns and mosses in particular, plus I find the other sub-alpine forest species bewildering and fascinating. (Always a good spot to tick Crescent Honeyeaters, Lewin’s Honeyeaters, et al, too.)

The Gully Grevillea, Grevillea barklyana, is confined to about 50 sq km in the headwaters of the Tarago River and the tributaries of the Bunyip River just north of Labertouche.

After missing the flowering period last year, I was determined to get some photos this season and my visit to the location with Bill last week was a success.

The Gully Grevillea is classed as a rare, threatened and vulnerable species and in 2000, the DEPI produced an Action Statement ( 162 KB pdf), to help protect this unique plant.


  1. Interesting. Do you happen to know if it always had a small distribution (asside from the fact the in N.S.W it was apparantly split to G. Macleayana)

  2. Not sure. An environment officer in the Baw Baw Shire seems to know a bit about the species, I must remember to ask when I'm talking with him next. Good question.