Banksia epica A.S.George
Nuytsia 6: 310-312 (1988)

Conservation Code: Priority Two
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 26 July 1995

Spreading, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-2 m high. Fl. yellow, Apr to Jun. White sand. Coastal limestone cliffs, dunes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Recherche.

IMCRA Regions: Eucla.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Wednesday 22 June 2016

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 20-40 mm long, 6-10 mm wide, hairy; petiole 5-7 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 4-7 lobes on each side, the margins flat or recurved. Inflorescences villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), yellow, hairy. Perianth 31-34 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 34-36 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, elliptic, 13-20 mm long. Flowers in April, May or June. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Two (P2).