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

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:67 (2007)
Conservation Code
Priority Four
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, rigid, lignotuberous shrub, 0.9-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow, Aug or Dec or Jan to Feb. Gravelly sand or clay loam over laterite.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 14 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1.5-2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 40-80 mm long, 10-16 mm wide, hairy; petiole 15-25 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, with 3-10 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 15-20 mm long, hairy. Perianth 40-46 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 40-45 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), obovate, 10-13 mm long. Flowers in January, February, March, April or May. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Four (P4).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Cuballing, Dumbleyung, Pingelly, Wickepin, Williams, Woodanilling.