Banksia benthamiana C.A.Gardner

J.Roy.Soc.Western Australia 47:57 (1964)
Conservation Code
Priority Four
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 1.8-4 m high. Fl. yellow-orange/orange-brown, Nov to Dec or Jan. Sandy loam, clay-loam, yellow sand, gravel.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 July 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 2-4 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 140-280 mm long, 7-10 mm wide, hairy; petiole 20-130 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 7-19 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow or orange; innermost bracts 7.5-9 mm long, hairy. Perianth 22-25 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 25-30 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 8-15 mm long. Flowers in January, November or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Yalgoo (YAL), Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Four (P4).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Merredin, Tallering.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Koorda, Perenjori.