Banksia aculeata A.S.George
Nuytsia 3:386-389 (1981)

Conservation Code: Priority Two
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 25 July 1995

Non-lignotuberous shrub, to 2 m high. Fl. pink & cream/yellow, Feb to Mar. Sand over laterite.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Plantagenet.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 31 January 2017

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 50-100 mm long, 20-25 mm wide, hairy; petiole 15-25 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 5-7 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), cream, yellow or red, hairy. Perianth 35-40 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 38-42 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 30-45 mm long. Flowers in February or March. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Two (P2).