Banksia epica A.S.George

Nuytsia 6: 310-312 (1988)
Conservation Code
Priority Two
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

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

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 July 1995

Scientific Description

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).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 21 November 2020


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Recherche.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)