Grevillea parallela (Proteaceae)

Grevillea parallela

A common small tree of savanna areas, this Grevillea has very thin strap-like leaves with ~5 or so veins underneath. The veins form furrows inbetween them, which in younger leaves may be filled with brownish hairs. Presumably, these hairs cover the stomata and slow water loss.

Grevillea parallela

Grevillea parallela

Grevillea parallela

Grevillea parallela

About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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