Banksia calophylla (R.Br.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:66 (2007)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Prostrate, spreading, lignotuberous shrub, to 0.3(-0.5) m high. Fl. yellow-brown, Oct to Dec or Jan. Rocky sandy clay, white sand with gravel.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 14 August 2008

Scientific Description

Prostrate shrubs, 0.30-0.50 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 240-420 mm long, 20-55 mm wide, hairy; petiole 20-40 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 15-23 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), brown; innermost bracts 10-15 mm long, hairy. Perianth 32-40 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 30-35 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, obovate or orbicular, 9-10 mm long. Flowers in October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Jarrah Forest (JF) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Three (P3).

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Cranbrook, Jerramungup, Plantagenet.