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: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 18 August 2008

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


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dumbleyung, Katanning, Wickepin, Woodanilling.

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

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).