Banksia littoralis R.Br. Swamp Banksia
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:204 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 27 July 1995

Tree or shrub, 1.5-12 m high, with epicormic buds. Fl. yellow/orange-yellow, Mar to Aug. Grey or black peaty sand. Low-lying, seasonally damp areas, along watercourses.

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: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Bunbury, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Denmark, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Jerramungup, Manjimup, Melville, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Perth, Plantagenet, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Victoria Plains, Wandering, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, York.

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

Trees or Shrubs, 1.5-12 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate or whorled, 150-225 mm long, 5-8 mm wide, hairy; petiole 0 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, once divided, pinnately divided, entire or shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 3-9 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 5-6 mm long, hairy. Perianth 24-32 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 28-44 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 11-22 mm long. Flowers in March, April, May, June, July or August. 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).