Banksia petiolaris F.Muell.
Fragm. 4:109-110 (1864)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 August 1995

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

Distribution

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

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.

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

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).