Banksia littoralis R.Br.
Swamp Banksia

Reference
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:204 (1810)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

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.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 27 July 1995
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Scientific Description

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).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Katanning, 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.