Banksia arborea (C.A.Gardner) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele Yilgarn Dryandra
Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:66 (2007)

Conservation Code: Priority Four
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 26 May 2008

Tree or shrub (large), 2-8 m high. Fl. yellow, Mar to May or Sep to Oct. Stony loam. Ironstone hills.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Murchison.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Murchison, Southern Cross.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Menzies, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 10 November 2018

Trees, 3-6 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 30-60 mm mm long, 14-22 mm wide, hairy; petiole 3-7 mm long; lamina flat, widest around the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 3-6 lobes on each side, the margins flat or recurved. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), cream or yellow; innermost bracts 11-15 mm long. Perianth 20-26 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), without awns; pistil 28-32 mm long, straight or curved, style hairy. Follicles glabrous, obovate, 8-15 mm long. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Yalgoo (YAL), Murchison (MUR), Coolgardie (COO) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).