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

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 18 August 2008

?Non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.7-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow, Apr to Jun. Rocky quartzite slopes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Recherche.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 10 November 2018

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 180-245 mm mm long, 15-20 mm wide, hairy; petiole 20-60 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, teeth pointing outwards, with 6-21 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 18-20 mm long, hairy. Perianth 27-29 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 32-34 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), obovate, 8-12 mm long. Flowers in April, May or June. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Two (P2).