Banksia baxteri R.Br.
Baxter's Banksia

Reference
Prodr. Suppl. 36 (1830)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 1.7-4 m high. Fl. yellow, Aug to Sep or Dec or Jan to May. White or grey sand. Sandplains, consolidated sand dunes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 July 1995
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Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 80-210 mm long, 30-60 mm wide, hairy; petiole 10-15 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 6-9 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 8-10 mm long, hairy. Perianth 30-39 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 40-45 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), obovate, 35-42 mm long. Flowers in August, September or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Recherche.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Cranbrook, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.