Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Poorinda Emblem' is said to be a hybrid between Grevillea caleyi and Grevillea 'Poorinda Peter'. Cultivar received by the Authority: 8 September 1974. Applicant: Mr L Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: It is a large shrub growing to a height of about 3-4m by the same width. The leaves are very deeply lobed and are about 250mm long and about 80mm wide across the lobes. Individual lobes are pungent and about 7mm wide. The upper leaf surface is dark shiny green whilst the underside is covered with dense silky hairs. The leaves arch downwards and tend to twist to one side. The new foliage is very densely covered with copper coloured hairs. The flowers are of the "toothbrush" type and are borne terminally on short branches and occasionally on the main stem opposite a leaf. The perianth is purple-red and about 12mm long and the styles, also purple-red, are about 20mm long.
DIAGNOSIS: Grevillea 'Poorinda Emblem' is different form Grevillea caleyi in its leaf shape and less hairy foliage and stems. The leaf lobes are more pointed than those of Grevillea caleyi. Flower colour is not significantly different. It differs from Grevillea 'Poorinda Peter' in flower colour. Grevillea 'Poorinda Emblem' has a dark red perianth while Grevillea 'Poorinda Peter' has a dark purple perianth.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart, 1966 edition.
Inner perianth tube: greyed-purple 187A.
Outer perianth tube: near greyed-purple 186D.
Style: greyed-purple 187D.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC077, CBG068667/8006478
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 28 May 1978