Banksia tortifolia (Meisn.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:70 (2007)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 26 May 2008

Prostrate, spreading, lignotuberous shrub, 0.15-0.25 m high, to 1 m wide. Fl. yellow-brown/cream-green, Aug to Oct. White, grey or yellow sand over laterite.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan.

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

Prostrate shrubs, 0.15-0.25 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 90-260 mm long, 8-18 mm wide, hairy; petiole 20-25 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 30-60 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs) or hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), green or pink; innermost bracts 18-24 mm long, hairy. Perianth 25-30 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 40-51 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), obovate, 12-14 mm long. Flowers in October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Three (P3).