Grevillea robusta A.Cunn. ex R.Br., Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 24 1830. (Syn: Grevillea robusta var. compacta auct.; Grevillea umbratica A.Cunn. ex Meisn.; Grevillea venusta A.Cunn. ex Meisn.; Hakea robusta (A.Cunn. ex R.Br.) Christenh. & M.W.Chase; Stylurus robustus (A.Cunn.) O.Deg.);
Australia (SE-Queensland, NE-New South Wales), trop. Africa (I), Central African Republic (I), Costa Rica (I), Taiwan (I), Ryukyu Isl. (I), Java (I), Sri Lanka (I), India (I), Nepal (I), Jamaica (I), Puerto Rico (I), Haiti (I), Dominican Republic (I), Nicaragua (I), Ecuador (I), Mexico (I), Bolivia (I), Argentina (I), Venezuela (I), Colombia (I), Virgin Isl. (I) (Tortola (I)), Lesser Antilles (I) (Guadeloupe (I), Montserrat (I)), New Caledonia (I), Lord Howe Isl. (I), Norfolk Isl. (I), China (I) (Fujian (I), Guangdong (I), Guangxi (I), Jiangxi (I), Sichuan (I), Taiwan (I), Yunnan (I), Zhejiang (I)), tropics (I), subtropics (I), Malesia (I), Cook Isl. (I) (Rarotonga (I)), Marshall Isl. (I) (Jaluit (I)), Society Isl. (I) (Tahiti (I)), Niue (I), Southern Marianas (I) (Guam (I)), Mauritius (I), La Runion (I), Madagascar (I), Mozambique (I), Canary Isl. (I) (Gran Canaria (I)), Cape Verde Isl. (I) (Santo Antao Isl. (I), Fogo Isl. (I)), Hawaii (I) (Kauai (I), Oahu (I), Molokai (I) (Kualapu`u (I)), Lanai (I), Maui (I), Hawaii Isl. (I), probably also naturalized on Niihau (I)), Myanmar [Burma] (I), Pakistan (I), Philippines (c), Bangladesh (I), Vietnam (I), USA (I) (Florida (I)), Morocco (I), Libya (I), Trinidad & Tobago (I), Honduras (I), Cameroon (I), Guinea (I), Sao Tome (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Silk- or Silky-oak, Silver-oak, River/Southern Silky Oak, Golden Pine • Manipuri: কৌবীলিযা Koubilia • Bengali: ৰূপসী Rupasi • Tamil: சவுக்கு மரம் Savukku-maram; 



Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Private garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Tree
Height/Length- 3 floors of a building
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Silver and green

Trees of Bangalore – Grevillea robusta – Silver Oak Tree:
Reaching a height of 75 feet or more with a 25-foot spread, Silver Oak is pyramidal to oval in shape, eventually developing a few heavy horizontal limbs and a thick trunk.
It is a fast growing evergreen tree, between 18-35 m tall with dark green delicately dented bipinnatifid leaves reminiscent of a fern frond. These leaves are generally 15-30 cm long with silvery undersides. Its flowers are golden-orange bottlebrush-like blooms, between 8-15 cm long, in the spring, on a 2-3 cm long stem. A great quantity of leaves fall in the spring immediately preceding the emergence of new growth and leaves also fall sporadically throughout the year, creating quite a litter problem to some people. Black, leathery seed capsules follow the flowers.

Very nice pictures … I have this tree in full blooms at present in front of my kitchen window.
The flowers are liked by many many bird species.

I saw lots of ‘rose colored starlings’ on these trees few days back.

Wonderful clear pictures …! I had tried to take some pictures of silver oak flowers today but struggled to get a decent picture. What camera did you use? What kind of zoom?
Below are the best pictures I could manage- even after some post processing. Shot these in Frazer Town. Used a Fuji FinepixHS10 which has 30x zoom (it is not a D-SLR). I think I am not able to focus correctly on the flowers which are somewhat low contrast compared to the surroundings.

I have a Cannon Sx120 which has 10x Zoom


Kalatope trees id Al051012:  Another tree for id from Chamera Dam side..
Location Chamera Dam, Chamba
Altitude 1200 mts
Habit Tree
Habitat wild
Season April
Height 20 – 25 mts approx

This is Silver Oak tree. (Grevillea sp). Family: Proteaceae

Yes Grevillea robusta


Ex-situ Silviculture : Grevillea robusta A.Cunn. ex R.Br. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4).

Grevellia robusta ABMAY01/06 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.
These silver oaks are in bloom in the lower town where I went on a drive yesterday.
They are quite an imposing sight on the road verges.
Grevellia robusta (Silver Oak)
Dharamshala, HP
1500m and below
4 May 2015


Images by tspkumar


TSPNOV2015-17:Images of Grevillea robusta (Proteaceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Grevillea robusta (Proteaceae)
Habit: Tall tree
Habitat: Cultivated.
Sighting: Chikmagalur and Tumkur, Karnataka, about 1200 and 800 msl respectively.
Date: 24-06-2014, 13-10-2014 and 13-06-2015

Tree for Id- ID14032016SH1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Tree for Id pl. Is this Silver Oak ?
Location –Sasan Gir

Date – 16.2.2016

Yes, Grevillea robusta ..the silver oak !!


In Pune, it starts flowering (only 5% of the trees) in first week of Feb and shows inflorescences till April-May and sometimes again in Oct.- Nov.; Sonepat, Haryana, 14th April 09; at nehru park on 5.4.09- Delhi; Trees of Delhi- flowers towards the end March, lasting for about a month. Beautiful Trees & Shrubs of Calcutta- flowers in late spring to early Monsoon (April-July). Flowering Silver oke – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Flowering treew in delhi–Silky oak(Grevillea robusta) – indiantreepix | Google Groups Silver Oak (Grevillea robusta) – indiantreepix | Google Groups Silky oak flowering – indiantreepix | Google Groups

Need ID please – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Grevillea robusta – Silver Oak
Grevillea robusta with a difference – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Which plant structure is this. SMP2 April 2020 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

While checking my old photographs I came upon this picture.
Will appreciate the ID and the species

Other recipients:
I think these are fruits of Grevillea robusta Satish Ji..
I think these are fruits of Grevillea robusta

I too agree with …

Grevillea robusta A.Cunn. ex R.Br.: 3 very high resolution images.
Location: Central Nepal
Altitude: 1400 m.
Date : 30 March 2021
Habitat : Cultivated


Grevillea robusta from Uttarakhand-GS30122021-4: 4 very high res. images.
Grevillea robusta photographed from near Pothibasa along road towards Chopta  Uttarakhand, 31-5-2013.

Very common tree. An avenue tree here. Also common in parks. More importantly it is a shade tree in coffee plantation in Coorg area (Kodagu)

It is commonly known as ‘silver oak



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