Banksia audax C.A.Gardner
J.Roy.Soc.Western Australia 13:63, Pl. 24G-J (1928)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 25 July 1995

Lignotuberous shrub, 0.35-1 m high. Fl. yellow-orange, Nov to Dec or Jan. Yellow sand.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Dundas, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Yilgarn.

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

Shrubs, 0.35-1 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 30-70 mm long, 6-12 mm wide, hairy; petiole 15-20 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 3-9 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow or orange; innermost bracts 8-11 mm long, hairy. Perianth 20-24 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs) or hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 25-28 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 8-12 mm long. Flowers in January, November or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).