Banksia lindleyana Meisn. Porcupine Banksia
Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:120 (1855)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 27 July 1995

Lignotuberous shrub, 1-3 m high. Fl. yellow, Jan to Mar. Yellow/grey sand over limestone. Plains, in swales.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Murchison, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Edel, Geraldton Hills, Western Murchison.

IMCRA Regions: Zuytdorp.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Greater Geraldton, Murchison, Northampton, Shark Bay.

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

Shrubs, 1-3 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 50-100 mm mm long, 6-12 mm wide, hairy; petiole 8-25 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 19-27 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 8-10 mm long, hairy. Perianth 30-40 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 30-40 mm long, straight, style hairy. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 15-20 mm long. Flowers in January, February or March. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Yalgoo (YAL), Murchison (MUR) or Geraldton Sandplains (GS) IBRA subregion(s).