Banksia nutans R.Br. var. nutans Nodding Banksia

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 31 July 1995

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-1.3 m high. Fl. pink-purple/purple-brown, Nov to Dec or Jan to Feb. White or grey sand, sometimes over gravel. Coastal consolidated dunes.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Dundas, Esperance, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 11 February 2020

Shrubs, 0.40-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 8-25 mm mm long, 0.7-1.5 mm wide, glabrous; petiole 1-3 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins revolute. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), yellow, pink or brown; innermost bracts 3-4 mm long, hairy. Perianth 22-25 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 26-30 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, elliptic or oblong, 18-40 mm long. Flowers in January, February, November or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).