Banksia sclerophylla (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

Erect, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. yellow, Sep to Oct. White or grey sand over laterite, gravel.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Lesueur Sandplain.

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

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

Shrubs, 0.30-0.40 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 45-105 mm long, 4-6 mm wide, hairy; petiole 2-5 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 10-30 lobes on each side, the margins recurved or revolute. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), cream; innermost bracts 8-10 mm long, hairy. Perianth 19-22 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 25-28 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 7-9 mm long. Flowers in September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Four (P4).