Banksia rufa subsp. pumila (A.S.George) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:69 (2007)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 26 May 2008

Erect, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.2-0.5 m high. Fl. yellow, Aug to Oct. Rocky shale slopes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cranbrook, Plantagenet.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Friday 20 July 2018

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 135-330 mm mm long, 20-45 mm wide, hairy; petiole 80-150 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, with 6-12 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 40-44 mm long, hairy. Perianth 40-42 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 40-50 mm long, straight or curved, style hairy. Follicles glabrous, obovate, 13-16 mm long. Flowers in September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Two (P2).