Banksia sphaerocarpa R.Br. var. sphaerocarpa
Fox Banksia

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

Lignotuberous shrub, 0.4-2 m high. Fl. red-brown/purple-brown/yellow-orange, Jan to Jul. Sandy soils over laterite, laterite, lateritic gravel.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 1 August 1995
Image

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 30-55 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, hairy; petiole 2-3.5 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins revolute. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), cream, yellow or brown, hairy. Perianth 30-36 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 35-46 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 15-30 mm long. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May or June. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Carnamah, Chittering, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Irwin, Jerramungup, Kondinin, Kulin, Moora, Mundaring, Nannup, Northam, Plantagenet, Tammin, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, Yilgarn, York.