Banksia attenuata R.Br. Slender Banksia
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:209 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 25 July 1995

Lignotuberous tree or shrub, 0.4-10 m high, with epicormic buds. Fl. yellow, Oct to Dec or Jan to Feb. White, yellow, brown or pale red sand, sometimes over laterite. Sand dunes, sandplains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Beverley, Boyup Brook, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Carnamah, Claremont, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Denmark, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Irwin, Jerramungup, Joondalup, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Kwinana, Mandurah, Manjimup, Moora, Murray, Nannup, Northam, Northampton, Perth, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Shark Bay, South Perth, Stirling, Swan, Tammin, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wandering, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, Wickepin, Wongan-Ballidu, Woodanilling, York.

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

Trees or Shrubs, 2-4 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 90-175 mm long, 7-15 mm wide, hairy; petiole 20-30 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 12-24 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), green or yellow, hairy. Perianth 20-25 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 20-27 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 20-35 mm long. Flowers in January, February, October, November or December. 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).