Banksia arctotidis (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: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 26 May 2008

Prostrate, or rounded, lignotuberous shrub, 0.2-0.3 m high, up to 1 m wide. Fl. yellow/yellow-brown, Sep to Oct. Grey sand, gravel, laterite, skeletal sandy soils.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Boyup Brook, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kojonup, Narrogin, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

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

Prostrate shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 50-220 mm mm long, 6-12 mm wide, hairy; petiole 10-30 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 25-45 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences cream; innermost bracts 20-22 mm long, glabrous. Perianth 26-31 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 39-45 mm long, straight, style hairy. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), obovate, 10-14 mm long. Flowers in September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).