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

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 18 August 2008

Erect, tufted shrub, to 0.45 m high. Gravelly sandy clay-loam, red-brown loam over spongolite. Flats, gentle slopes and rises, hilltops, breakaways.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Plantagenet.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 10 November 2018

Shrubs, 0.30-0.45 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 120-250 mm mm long, 14-20 mm wide, hairy; petiole 45-50 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 21-28 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 18-20 mm long, hairy. Perianth 39-43 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 56-60 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), obovate, 5-6 mm long. Flowers in September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Declared Rare (R).