Banksia leptophylla var. melletica A.S.George
Nuytsia 6:314-315 (1988)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 27 July 1995

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-2.3 m high. Fl. yellow/orange-brown, Mar to Aug. White or yellow sand over limestone, lateritic gravel.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Moora, Northampton, Three Springs, Wanneroo.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 10 November 2018

Shrubs, 1.5-2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 30-80 mm mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, hairy; petiole 0 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins revolute. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow, orange or brown; innermost bracts 2-4 mm long, hairy. Perianth 23-26 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 34-41 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 15-30 mm long. Flowers in March, April, May, June, July or August. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) IBRA subregion(s).