Banksia plumosa (R.Br.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele subsp. plumosa

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 18 August 2008

Erect, dense, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.45-2.5 m high. Fl. cream-yellow, Jan to Dec. Gravelly soils, sand, lateritic clay.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Recherche.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Esperance, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 7 February 2019

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 120-310 mm mm long, 12-17 mm wide, hairy; petiole 20-30 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, with 14-40 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), brown; innermost bracts 18-20 mm long, hairy. Perianth 18-20 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 20-30 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), curved-obovate, 10-15 mm long. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).