Banksia rufa subsp. magna (A.S.George) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Nuytsia 16:475 (2007)

Conservation Code: Priority One
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 26 May 2008

Non-lignotuberous shrub, to 1.5 m high. Yellow-grey sandy gravel over laterite or gravelly loam. Slopes.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Kent, Wagin, Wickepin.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 11 February 2020

Shrubs, 1.5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 290-370 mm mm long, 10-30 mm wide, hairy; petiole 150-200 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, with 6-10 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), cream or yellow; innermost bracts 45-65 mm long, hairy. Perianth 45-53 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 45-65 mm long, straight or curved, style hairy. Follicles glabrous, obovate, 9-12 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority One (P1).