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

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 18 August 2008

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.4-1 m high. Fl. yellow, Jul to Sep. White sand over limestone. Coastal areas.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Recherche.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 110-320 mm mm long, 10-18 mm wide, hairy; petiole 5-30 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, teeth pointing outwards, with 16-21 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 18-20 mm long, hairy. Perianth 23-27 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 28-35 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), obovate, 8-12 mm long. Flowers in July, August or September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority One (P1).