Banksia sphaerocarpa var. dolichostyla A.S.George Ironcap Banksia
Nuytsia 3:422 (1981)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 August 1995

Lignotuberous shrub, 1-3 m high. Fl. yellow-orange, Mar to May. Lateritic gravel, grey sand.

Distribution

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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Kondinin, Narembeen, Yilgarn.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-1.5 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 60-105 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm wide, hairy; petiole 2-3 mm long; lamina flat, entire, the margins revolute. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow or brown, hairy. Perianth 46-55 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 58-65 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 15-30 mm long. Flowers in March, April or May. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Declared Rare (R).