Banksia nana (Meisn.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Dwarf Dryandra

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:68 (2007)
Conservation Code
Priority Three
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Dwarf, prostrate, lignotuberous shrub, 0.1-0.5 m high. Fl. yellow, Oct. White/grey sand and/or gravel over laterite. Hills.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.10-0.30 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 75-225 mm long, 10-24 mm wide, hairy; petiole 12-30 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, with 15-48 lobes on each side, the margins flat or revolute. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), green or yellow; innermost bracts 13-15 mm long, hairy. Perianth 28-34 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 68-79 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), obovate, 13-14 mm long. Flowers in October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Three (P3).

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


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coorow, Dandaragan.