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

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 18 August 2008

Upright, columnar, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.7-2.5 m high. Fl. yellow, May to Aug. Sand or clay with gravel.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.

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

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 50-80 mm long, 20-30 mm wide, hairy; petiole 5-10 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 3-5 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 10-13 mm long, hairy. Perianth 25-27 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 29-31 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 8-10 mm long. Flowers in May or June. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).