A tree that grows to 30
m or taller. Leaves are alternate, fernlike, pinnate, and dark green.
Leaflets are lanceolate, with entire or lobed margins. The flowers are
Native to Australia.
Recently introduced to the Philippines.
• Study isolated
six new 5-alkylresorcinals and eight known compounds.
• Leaves contain rutin.
No known folkloric medicinal
use in the Philippines.
• Flowers are a
rich source of nectar.
• Yellow and green dye from the leaves; used for dyeing silk.
• Wood is used for
joinery, cabinetry and panelling.
dermatitis: A report on a case of severe acute dermatitis
venenata due to exposure to sawdust of Grevillea robusta.
• Grevillol: Bracelets
made from the wood of Grevellia were shown to be a source of allergic
contact dermatitis. The responsible allergen was grevillol, a phenolic
with a long side chain resembling the sensitizing uroshiols from poison
6 new 5-alkylresorcinols and 8 known compounds, all of which showed
marginal toxicity against MCF-7 and other cell lines.
• Leishmanicidal: One of 75 Myanmar
timber extracts examined for leishmanicidal activity. source
• Cardiovascular: Several his-resorcinols
were isolated from Grevellia robusta, the most potent, striatol, exhibiting
inhibitory activity on the Ca-ATPase system suggesting a potential for
Recently for introduced.