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

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 26 May 2008

Prostrate, ?lignotuberous shrub, to 0.45 m high. Fl. cream-yellow, Jul to Aug. Sandy loam or sand with gravel.

Distribution

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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Lake Grace, Narembeen, Yilgarn.

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

Prostrate shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 230-410 mm mm long, 9-15 mm wide, hairy; petiole 70-180 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided or divided to the midrib, with 10-20 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 40-65 mm long, hairy. Perianth 36-45 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 43-50 mm long, straight or curved, style hairy. Follicles glabrous, obovate, 13-16 mm long. Flowers in August. 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). Conservation code Priority Three (P3).