Banksia pulchella R.Br. Teasel Banksia
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:202 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 August 1995

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.2-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow-orange-brown, Jan or Mar or May to Oct. White or grey sand. Coastal sandhills, sandplains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Eucla, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Ravensthorpe.

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

Shrubs, 0.30-1 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 10-17 mm mm long, 1-1.3 mm wide, hairy; petiole 1-1.5 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins revolute. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 3-5 mm long, hairy. Perianth 8-9 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 17-23 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 8-17 mm long. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).