Banksia coccinea R.Br. Scarlet Banksia
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:207 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 13 January 2003

Non-lignotuberous, small tree or shrub, 1-8 m high. Fl. red & othergrey/orange, May to Dec or Jan. Grey or white sand. Coastal sand dunes, swamp margins, sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

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

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

Shrubs, 1.5-4 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves sessile, alternate, 35-80 mm long, 30-75 mm wide, hairy; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, the margins flat. Inflorescences hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), red, brown or grey; innermost bracts 10-15 mm long, hairy. Perianth 28-32 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), without awns; pistil 40-50 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 6-8 mm long. Flowers in January, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).