Banksia dentata L.f. Tropical Banksia
Suppl.Pl. 127 (1782)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 26 July 1995

Tree, 2.5-8 m high, with epicormic buds. Fl. yellow/cream-yellow, Nov to Dec or Jan to Jul. Skeletal soils over sandstone or quartzite, seasonally moist. Rocky slopes, creeks, gorges.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Berkeley, Hart, Mitchell, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

IMCRA Regions: Arnhem Wessel, Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Derby/west Kimberley, Halls Creek, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Trees, 3-8 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 100-230 mm long, 25-60 mm wide, hairy; petiole 25-35 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 12-19 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow, hairy. Perianth 24-33 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 35-40 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous or hairy, pilose, elliptic, 15-20 mm long. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, November or December. Occurs in the Northern (N) Botanical Province(s), in the Northern Kimberley (NK), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Central Kimberley (CK) or Ord-Victoria Plains (OVP) IBRA subregion(s).