Banksia chamaephyton A.S.George Fishbone Banksia
Nuytsia 3:375-376 (1981)

Conservation Code: Priority Four
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 26 July 1995

Low, lignotuberous shrub, to 0.4 m high, up to 2 m wide. Fl. cream & brown, Oct to Dec. Grey or white sand over laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Three Springs, Victoria Plains.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 7 February 2019

Prostrate shrubs, NaN m (?) high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 180-460 mm mm long, 40-120 mm wide, hairy; petiole 50-165 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 9-22 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), cream or pink; innermost bracts 8-10 mm long, hairy. Perianth 18-24 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 26-33 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 25-40 mm long. Flowers in October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Four (P4).