Banksia proteoides (Lindl.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
King Dryandra

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:69 (2007)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Dense, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.4-3 m high, to 2 m wide. Fl. cream-yellow-orange/brown, Jul to Oct. Sandy gravelly soils, sandy loam. Lateritic hills.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 2-3 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 100-210 mm long, 8-15 mm wide, hairy; petiole 8-10 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 10-20 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences yellow; innermost bracts 57-65 mm long, hairy or glabrous. Perianth 36-50 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 40-45 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, obovate, 22-24 mm long. Flowers in June, July or August. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Brookton, Cuballing, Katanning, Narrogin, Northam, Pingelly, Wandering, West Arthur.