Banksia cirsioides (Meisn.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:66 (2007)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Thursday 14 August 2008

Rounded or columnar, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-2 m high. Fl. yellow, May to Nov. White or grey/yellow sand, often with gravel, laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Cranbrook, Dumbleyung, Dundas, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe, Tammin, Wickepin, Yilgarn.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 60-105 mm long, 20-45 mm wide, hairy; petiole 6-10 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 6-10 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), yellow or pink; innermost bracts 13-16 mm long, hairy. Perianth 30-34 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 28-42 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles glabrous, elliptic, 7-11 mm long. Flowers in May, June, July or August. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).