Banksia hirta A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:65 (2007)
Conservation Code
Priority Four
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, prickly, non-lignotuberous shrub, 1-2.5 m high. Fl. yellow, May to Oct. Sandy clay over sandstone, gravelly loam.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1.5-2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 60-90 mm long, 15-30 mm wide, hairy; petiole 5-15 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 5-10 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 18-35 mm long, hairy. Perianth 35-44 mm long, hairy or glabrous, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 45-50 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), obovate, 9-11 mm long. Flowers in May, June, July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Four (P4).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Plantagenet.