Kurrundurr

(KOOD-oon-dood)

Fern Leaved Grevillea

Grevillea pteridifolia

Description

A slender tree to 6 m high; leaves divided into 10-25 narrow lobes to 25 cm long; flowers orange in dense racemes to 18 cm long; fruit a brown capsule to 2 cm long. Occurs in open forest and woodland, in poorly drained areas. Flowers May-September. Fruit July-October.

Uses

The orange flowers are eaten by flying foxes and are also visited by native bees and birds who collect the pollen and nectar.

(Source: Blake, N., Wightman, G., and Williams, L. 1998. Iwaidja Ethnobotany, p. 78. Darwin. NT Botanical Bulletin No. 23, Parks and Wildlife Commission, Darwin.)