Banksia brownii R.Br. Feather-leaved Banksia
Prodr. Suppl. 37 (1830)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 26 July 1995

Bushy, non-lignotuberous shrub or tree (small), 1-6 m high. Fl. cream & brown/orange-red, Mar to Jul. Sand over laterite, gravel, loam over granite. In gullies.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

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

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 11 February 2020

Trees or prostrate shrubs, 2.5-5 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, whorled, 60-110 mm mm long, 7-12 mm wide, hairy; petiole 4-5 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 45-75 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), cream, orange, red or brown; innermost bracts 6-7 mm long, hairy. Perianth 29-35 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 35-48 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), elliptic, 17-25 mm long. Flowers in March, April, May, June or July. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Jarrah Forest (JF) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Threatened (T).