Banksia heliantha A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Oak-leaved Dryandra

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:65 (2007)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Robust, openly-branched, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.6-3 m high. Fl. yellow/yellow-orange, Mar or Jul to Oct. Rocky soils over laterite, quartzite or shale, white sand. Slopes & tops of hills.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 50-90 mm long, 22-50 mm wide, hairy; petiole 8-10 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex or teeth pointing outwards, with 5-15 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 35-44 mm long, hairy. Perianth 35-40 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 45-50 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), obovate, 15-20 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Jerramungup, Kent, Ravensthorpe.