Banksia mucronulata (R.Br.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele Swordfish Dryandra
Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:68 (2007)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 18 August 2008

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-2.5 m high. Fl. cream-yellow-brown, Apr to Aug. Sandy & rocky soils, clay loam. Flats, hills.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Dumbleyung, Gnowangerup, Plantagenet.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-2.5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 75-230 mm long, 4-8 mm wide, hairy; petiole 5-20 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, with 32-57 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 20-23 mm long, hairy. Perianth 18-30 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 23-30 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 14-20 mm long. Flowers in May, June or July. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).