Banksia pilostylis C.A.Gardner
J.Roy.Soc.Western Australia 47:57 (1964)

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, 0.6-4 m high. Fl. green-yellow/orange-brown, Oct to Dec or Jan. White or grey/yellow sand, sandy loam. Sandplains, often in swampy depressions.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 11 February 2020

Shrubs, 1.8-4 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 75-140 mm mm long, 5-15 mm wide, hairy; petiole 15-20 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 12-23 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs) or villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), yellow, hairy. Perianth 18-22 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 21-25 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles glabrous or hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 22-35 mm long. Flowers in January, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).