Banksia sphaerocarpa var. caesia A.S.George
Nuytsia 3:419 (1981)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 August 1995

Lignotuberous shrub, 1-4 m high. Fl. yellow-orange, Jan to Jul or Oct. Lateritic gravel or sandy loam over laterite.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Boyup Brook, Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Cuballing, Cunderdin, Dumbleyung, Jerramungup, Kojonup, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narrogin, Pingelly, Tammin, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Wickepin, Williams, Woodanilling, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Friday 20 July 2018

Shrubs, 1-3 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 25-75 mm mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, hairy; petiole 2-3 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, hairy. Perianth 25-28 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 35-43 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 8-17 mm long. Flowers in January, July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).