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

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.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 1 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.30-1 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 10-17 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).

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


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.