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

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.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 25 July 1995

Scientific Description

Trees or Shrubs, 2-4(-10) 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).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, 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.