Banksia biterax A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:65 (2007)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 26 May 2008

Dense, rounded, non-lignotuberous shrub, 1-2.5 m high. Fl. yellow & brown, May or Jul to Oct. Lateritic gravel, sand.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Busselton, Gnowangerup.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 11 February 2020

Shrubs, 1.5-2.5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 120-340 mm mm long, 3-8 mm wide, hairy; petiole 10-25 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 55-104 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs) or villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), yellow, brown or purple; innermost bracts 15-20 mm long, hairy. Perianth 25-30 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 25-32 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), curved-obovate, 13-15 mm long. Flowers in August or September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).