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

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:67 (2007)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Tangled, non-lignotuberous shrub, to 1 m high. Fl. cream-yellow-brown, May to Jul. Sandy loam over gravel or gravel.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 260-480 mm long, 70-150 mm wide, hairy; petiole 100-170 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 10-21 lobes on each side, the margins recurved or revolute. Inflorescences silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 35-45 mm long, hairy. Perianth 50-53 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 48-52 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous or hairy, villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), obovate, 16-18 mm long. Flowers in May, June or July. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dumbleyung, Katanning, Wickepin, Woodanilling.