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Common name: Silk Oak, Spider Flower, Kahili Flower (Hawaii). Grevillea Robyn Gordon.
Botanical name: Grevillea spp.
Family: proteaceae
Origin: Originally from Australia, but now cultivated in North America.
Description: The genus contains 250 species, ranging from shrubs to forest trees. the main allergenic The species belong to the section Eugrevillea. Most have pinnate or pinnatisect leaves and the toothbrush-shaped flower heads vary in color from red to yellow, cream and white. Grevillea Robyn Gordon grows as a shrub to 1m tall and 3m wide. It is one of the most popular plants in Australia.


Grevillea banskii


Grevillea dermatitis


Robyn Gordon Grevillea

Applications: Ornamental plant. Aboriginal Australians used a secretion from the plant to scarify their bodies.
Allergens: 5-pentadecylresorcinol, tridecylresorcinol
Allergy: Dermatitis it has been reported in gardeners, from wearing leis (garlands) and from contact with sawdust. Acute urticaria has been reported with G. juniperina. Grevillea Robyn Gordon has been reported to cause allergic contact dermatitis most often.bullous eruption. Seems to cross-react with toxicodendron spp (poison ivy, rhus tree)
Cross reactions: Cross-reacts with toxicodendron, anarcardaceae species including poison ivy, mango, rhus tree, etc.
Other information:
Patch test: 0.1% ethanol flower extract in Vaseline.