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

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.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 14 August 2008

Scientific Description

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).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Merredin, 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.