Banksia comosa (Meisn.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Wongan Dryandra

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

Erect, compact, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.9-2 m high. Fl. cream-yellow, Aug to Oct. Clay, laterite, gravel.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 14 August 2008
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Scientific Description

Shrubs, 2-3 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 155-380 mm long, 4-8 mm wide, hairy; petiole 15-22 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, with 8-16 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 8-10 mm long, hairy. Perianth 22-27 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 25-30 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), obovate, 11-15 mm long. Flowers in August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Four (P4).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Wongan-Ballidu.