Banksia grandis Willd. Bull Banksia
Sp.Pl. 1:535 (1798)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 27 July 1995

Tree or shrub (in south coastal areas), 1.5-10 m high, with epicormic buds. Fl. yellow-green, Sep to Dec or Jan. White or grey sand, laterite.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Chittering, Cockburn, Collie, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Mandurah, Manjimup, Melville, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Northam, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Stirling, Swan, Toodyay, Wandering, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, Woodanilling, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Wednesday 22 June 2016

Trees, 2-7 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 140-310 mm long, 70-135 mm wide, hairy; petiole 10-25 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 10-12 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 15-20 mm long, hairy. Perianth 28-30 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 34-42 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 17-25 mm long. Flowers in January, September, 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), Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).