Banksia oreophila A.S.George Mountain Banksia
Nuytsia 3:316-317 (1981)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 August 1995

Much-branched, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-3 m high. Fl. blue-purple/red-brown-other, Mar to Apr or Jun to Aug or Oct to Nov. Rocky or shale soils, usually quartzite, sandstone or granite. Upper slopes & summits of low mountains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 10 November 2018

Shrubs, 1-2.5 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 30-85 mm mm long, 9-22 mm wide, hairy; petiole 0 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, entire or shallowly divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 2-6 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), pink or brown; innermost bracts 6-8 mm long, hairy. Perianth 15-20 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), awned; pistil 15-18 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), elliptic or oblong, 20-29 mm long. Flowers in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).