Banksia rufa A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele subsp. rufa

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 26 May 2008

Erect to sprawling, bushy, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.4-0.8 m high. Fl. cream-yellow/yellow-brown, Aug to Oct. Sandy loam over lateritic gravel. Sandplains, gravelly slopes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dumbleyung, Dundas, Kent, Kulin, Lake Grace, Plantagenet, Wagin, Wickepin.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 10 November 2018

Shrubs, 0.45-0.70 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 220-435 mm mm long, 8-33 mm wide, hairy; petiole 75-190 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided or divided to the midrib, with 8-12 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 32-50 mm long, hairy. Perianth 34-43 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 35-41 mm long, straight or curved, style hairy. Follicles glabrous, obovate, 12-13 mm long. Flowers in September or October. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).