Banksia baxteri R.Br. Baxter's Banksia
Prodr. Suppl. 36 (1830)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 26 July 1995

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.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Recherche.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Cranbrook, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

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

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).