Banksia caleyi R.Br.
Cayley's Banksia

Prodr. Suppl. 35 (1830)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Bushy, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.6-2 m high. Fl. red/pink & cream, Oct to Dec. White sand, gravel, sandy clay. Plains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 July 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-3 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 80-130 mm long, 13-25 mm wide, hairy; petiole 15-25 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 9-15 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), red, hairy. Perianth 27-33 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 28-34 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic or ovate, 35-40 mm long. Flowers in October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


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