Banksia densa A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:65 (2007)
Conservation Code
Priority Two
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, (0.2-)0.6-3 m high. Fl. yellow, Jun to Sep. Sand, clay, loam, gravel, laterite.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 14 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-3 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 55-180 mm long, 8-15 mm wide, hairy; petiole 5-18 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 8-14 lobes on each side, the margins recurved or revolute. Inflorescences villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 10-12 mm long, hairy. Perianth 20-25 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 20-32 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), obovate, 9-13 mm long. Flowers in June, July, August or September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Two (P2).

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, Merredin, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Dumbleyung, Katanning, Kent, Kondinin, Plantagenet.