Banksia acanthopoda (A.S.George) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:66 (2007)
Conservation Code
Priority Two
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.9-3 m high, up to 5 m wide. Fl. yellow, Jul to Oct. Gravelly clay-sand over laterite. Low ridges.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 May 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 40-180 mm long, 10-15 mm wide, hairy; petiole 3-15 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 5-10 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 10-13 mm long, hairy. Perianth 20-30 mm long, hairy or glabrous, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 20-35 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), ovate, 9-13 mm long. Flowers in July, August or September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Two (P2).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Katanning, West Arthur, Williams, Woodanilling.