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
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 7 February 2019

Shrubs, 0.5-2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 60-105 mm 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).