Banksia platycarpa (A.S.George) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele

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

Erect, columnar, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. cream-yellow-orange, May to Aug. White, grey/brown sand, often with gravel & over laterite.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008
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Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.50-0.80 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 45-135 mm long, 6-15 mm wide, hairy; petiole 8-15 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, with 15-25 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs) or villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), cream, yellow or brown; innermost bracts 12-15 mm long, hairy. Perianth 10-16 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs) or villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), without awns; pistil 16-22 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, pilose, ovate, 11-13 mm long. Flowers in May, June or July. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Four (P4).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Three Springs, Victoria Plains.