Banksia telmatiaea A.S.George
Swamp Fox Banksia

Nuytsia 3:436-440 (1981)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-2 m high. Fl. yellow-orange/brown, Apr to Aug or Oct. Grey sand, sandy clay. Winter-wet areas, swamps.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 1 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 15-55 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, glabrous; petiole 1.5-3 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 or brown, hairy. Perianth 18-25 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 23-34 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 12-20 mm long. Flowers in April, May, June, July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Armadale, Belmont, Canning, Carnamah, Chittering, Cockburn, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Wandering.