Grevillea pteridifolia (Proteaceae) - Plate 277

Joseph Banks

Australia (Parts 1 - 15)

Line engraving by Gerald Sibelius, after Sydney Parkinson (1770) and John Frederick Miller (1773). Joseph Banks and his party saw this species at: Point Lookout, Australia (1770) Endeavour River, Australia (17 June - 4 August 1770) This tree occurs in coastal and inland areas across tropical and subtropical Australia. In Queensland the common name is golden parrot tree since the attractive sprays of yellow flowers, produced from June to September, attract many nectar-eating birds, especially lorikeets.

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Note:
This print is also illustrated as Plate 131 on page 267 of Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage, published by Thames & Hudson Ltd 

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