Banksia foliosissima (C.A.Gardner) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele

Conservation Code
Priority Four
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Dense, erect, non-lignotubeorus shrub, 1-2(-3) m high. Fl. yellow, May or Aug. Gravelly sand or sandy clay over laterite. Hill top & upper slopes.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 125-420 mm long, 4-10 mm wide, hairy; petiole 20-55 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 28-38 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs) or villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 14-17 mm long, hairy. Perianth 27-30 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 26-35 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), obovate, 18-21 mm long. Flowers in June or July. 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)
Dumbleyung, Kent, Ravensthorpe.