Banksia blechnifolia F.Muell.
Fragm. 4:108-109 (1864)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 26 July 1995

Non-lignotuberous shrub, to 0.7 m high. Fl. red/pink & cream/orange-red-brown, Sep to Nov. White or brown sand.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Jerramungup, Kent, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.

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

Prostrate shrubs; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 315-430 mm long, 60-80 mm wide, hairy; petiole 50-100 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 15-20 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), cream, orange, red, pink or brown; innermost bracts 8-10 mm long, hairy. Perianth 20-25 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 25-30 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), elliptic, 20-30 mm long. Flowers in September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).