Banksia falcata (R.Br.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Prickly Dryandra

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

Prickly, columnar, non-lignotuberous shrub, (0.4-)0.6-2(-3) m high. Fl. yellow-orange, Sep to Nov or Jan. Sandy soils over laterite or quartzite, gravel, clay.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-3 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 40-100 mm long, 15-30 mm wide, hairy; petiole 7-20 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 6-13 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 15-18 mm long, hairy. Perianth 35-39 mm long, hairy or glabrous, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 37-44 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), ovate, 6-7 mm long. Flowers in June, July, August or September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Cranbrook, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wickepin.