Banksia violacea C.A.Gardner Violet Banksia
J.Roy.Soc.Western Australia 13:62, Pl. 24K-O (1928)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 August 1995

Shrub, 0.2-2 m high, sometimes with lignotuber. Fl. violet/violet & green/green-yellow, May or Aug or Oct to Dec or Jan to Mar. White, yellow sand or sandy loam over laterite, clay or quartzite.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Corrigin, Cranbrook, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Pingelly, Ravensthorpe, Wickepin, Woodanilling.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-2 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 10-25 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, glabrous; petiole 1.5-2 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, hairy. Perianth 17-26 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 27-40 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous or hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), elliptic, 10-25 mm long. Flowers in March, May, June, July or August. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).