Banksia petiolaris F.Muell.

Reference
Fragm. 4:109-110 (1864)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Prostrate, non-lignotuberous shrub. Fl. pink & yellow/red-cream-brown, Sep to Dec. White sand. Sandplains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 1 August 1995
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Scientific Description

Prostrate shrubs, NaN m (?) high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 215-345 mm long, 20-35 mm wide, hairy; petiole 50-90 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 29-37 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 10-15 mm long, hairy. Perianth 18-20 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 28-30 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 28-38 mm long. Flowers in September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche.
IMCRA Regions
Eucla, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dundas, Esperance, Ravensthorpe.