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

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 18 August 2008

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.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dumbleyung, Kent, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 22 September 2020

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 125-420 mm 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).